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When you are feeling so down that the simple things in life get hard, like sleeping or getting out of bed, eating, socialising with family and friends, and going to school or work, it could be a sign of poor emotional health.


It’s really DIFFICULT TO ASK for help sometimes when feeling low– particularly for young men and boys who may feel that ‘TALKING’ about your FEELINGS‘ isn’t the done thing’.
Often we don’t want to burden or worry relatives, partners and friends with how we are feeling. However, it is hard to always cope alone with the problems that life throws at us.
We all need help to cope from time to time and bottling it up inside can lead to a severe sense of isolation. Sometimes problems get so bad that feelings such as ANGER, SADNESS, GULIT, FEAR and ANXIETY can lead to emotional health problems such as depression, self-harming and thoughts of taking one’s own life. 

If you feel you are suffering from poor emotional health we advise that you contact your GP who can help you. In the meantime, if you are waiting for an appointment, counselling or hoping to find out more about your situation or illness, there are many services, people and places you can contact to guide and support you. However, it can be tiring finding them for yourself during periods of stress or despair. The Lost For Words website aims to help you do just that by gathering together local and national support services and sign-posting you to them through our website SUPPORT SERVICES pages, sectioned for CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, ADULTS and PARENTS. These pages list support services according to EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS and MENTAL ILLNESS and REAL ‘LIFE’ ISSUES.

Need to talk? Call the Samaritans T: 08457 909090  |  Childline: 0800 11 11

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