We all feel a little down sometimes and lost, don’t we? We all have a little problem now and again. Sometimes you need to ask for a little advice, and that’s ok! It’s all part of growing up and making our way through life!
There are many common issues that arise when growing up, such as;
- Relationship problems
- Family issues
- Body image problems
- Minor health problems
- Friendship issues
However, there are some more serious problems, that sometimes need a little more help and discussion, than those above. Some include;
- Eating disorders
- Self harm
- Identity issues
You shouldn’t feel afraid to ask for help sometimes, and there are many people out there who are happy to help you. If you feel that you have a problem that you can’t cope with alone, you can sometimes talk to a close friend or family member about it. This sometimes helps, as just by talking about your problem, you can often work out a way to solve it. However, it’s not always that simple!
Although casual advice sometimes helps, at times, we need to look to the professionals for advice. There are many out there who can help, including The Samaritans, Child Line, NSPCC, Connexions Direct. Free phone advice numbers don’t show up on the telephone bill and all calls are private and confidential, so can be kept away from parents if need be.
Please, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. We all need it sometimes, so it’s ok to get it! Keeping problems to yourself will often do more harm than good, so don’t hesitate with getting help.