“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.”

-Demi Lovato

“Why should I talk to someone?”

Keeping thoughts, feelings, situations, dilemmas, etc. bottled up just allows everything to get confusing and stressful, overall just complicating life.
Expressing these things out loud, provides clarification about everything you are experiencing, and often minimizes fear and uncertainty.
By using the resources found here, on TeenLink, you are able to talk to someone completely outside of your situations. This is beneficial because you are able to receive quality advice, help, and support from someone with no opinions on how you live your life. 
They don’t know you or your family/friends personally.
Simply talking about life’s challenges with someone who cares, yet WILL NOT be judgemental or spread what has been shared, is one of the healthiest ways to find solutions and relieve the stress of being a teen in today’s society.

“Does getting help make me weak?”

NO! Asking and receiving help ultimately does the opposite
By asking for help you are acknowledging that something needs to change and that you matter enough to do something about it.
Which is true! You do matter!
As humans, we can only take on so much before we reach a breaking point. When you receive help, and apply that help, you’re protecting one of your biggest assets: your well-being.

All of this makes you stronger than you were before asking for help.

Care for yourself and get the assistance you need.

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