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Concern for Others

One of the most important ways to be a good friend is to help your friends when you notice something is wrong. This includes helping them get the support they need and deserve if they are experiencing a mental health condition. This might seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are some tips and resources to help you support friends in need.

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Support systems and took kit for friends of those who are struggling with mental health.

Resources and Information on mental health for teens and parents.

Hayley Kiyoko, Aminé, Christina Perri and Lindsey Stirling on how to talk to a friend about mental health.

Luke Korns, Andy Lawani, Hannah Hart, Kati Morton and Adrienne Finch offer a few different conversation starters you can use to talk to a friend about their mental health.

Tools and resources by Seize the Awkward, an ad council project, to help you start the conversation about mental health with those in need.

Go Ask Alice is a group of researchers out of Columbia University that is dedicating to answering questions about everything from depression to sex. They are focused on honest and digestible answers that are targeted towards teens and young adults.

It is not uncommon for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender young people to spend years working up the courage to come out to their parents, family and friends. Initial reactions are often unexpected, and both sides should allow for mistakes to be made. Be prepared to forgive.

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Supporting Your Friends

teenmentalhealth.org

Support systems and took kit for friends of those who are struggling with mental health.

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What to do when a friend or loved one is struggling with their mental health

Active Minds

Resources and Information on mental health for teens and parents.

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How to Talk To A Friend About Mental Health

Ad Council

Hayley Kiyoko, Aminé, Christina Perri and Lindsey Stirling on how to talk to a friend about mental health.

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How to Start the Conversation

Ad Council

Luke Korns, Andy Lawani, Hannah Hart, Kati Morton and Adrienne Finch offer a few different conversation starters you can use to talk to a friend about their mental health.

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Signs your Friend Might be Struggling

seizetheawkward.org

Tools and resources by Seize the Awkward, an ad council project, to help you start the conversation about mental health with those in need.

Website

Q&A for Emotional Health

goaskalice.columbia.edu

Go Ask Alice is a group of researchers out of Columbia University that is dedicating to answering questions about everything from depression to sex. They are focused on honest and digestible answers that are targeted towards teens and young adults.

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LGBTQ+ Teen and Student Allies

GLAAD

It is not uncommon for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender young people to spend years working up the courage to come out to their parents, family and friends. Initial reactions are often unexpected, and both sides should allow for mistakes to be made. Be prepared to forgive.