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    I want to get help because I don't wanna keep suffering in silence. I am at 6th form so how can I get help. I'm not confident and don't feel comfortable speaking to teachers about personal things. How could I do it?
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    I want to get help because I don't wanna keep suffering in silence. I am at 6th form so how can I get help. I'm not confident and don't feel comfortable speaking to teachers about personal things. How could I do it?
    Try going to see your doctor
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    I want to get help because I don't wanna keep suffering in silence. I am at 6th form so how can I get help. I'm not confident and don't feel comfortable speaking to teachers about personal things. How could I do it?
    1) check out sites like mind.org for advice and info.

    2) See your doctor. It can be quite scary to open up about mh issues, so you may want to write things down in case you get too nervous to talk about all of it. They will probably ask you a few questions and tell you about therapy like Time to talk. If you have any questions feel free to ask them.
    If you don't feel like everything was covered or it helped enough just go back. Sometimes it's difficult for them to understand in one appointment and you need to try again. It happens with physical issues too so don't feel discouraged or ignored if it happens. Hopefully it won't though.

    3) Talk to student support or a trusted teacher. They can help you with things there so it's easier for you to focus on getting better. You don't have to go into any more detail than you are comfortable with. It can be as simple as "I'm having a hard time at the moment" if you want. If there is anything in particular that you are finding difficult, like homework or revision, tell them.

    4) Talk to somebody. Whoever you feel comfortable talking to. That can include people on sites like this- sometimes it's easier to be anonymous. It can really help to talk through things so you don't feel so alone and things don't pile up and get all tangled in your head.

    5) Simple lifestyle changes. I say "simple", but sometimes they can be hard if you are already struggling. You don't have to push it loads or anything, it's just things that can help to keep your mh a bit more manageable. Things like taking time each day to relax, getting enough sleep, eating well, getting out a bit to get fresh air etc.

    Hope that helps. Just remember you do not have to go through this alone.
 
 
 
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