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Dealing with Teen Depression

…anyone to talk to, or think that talking to a stranger might be easier, call a suicide helpline. You’ll be able to speak in confidence to someone who understands what…

Underage Drinking and Teen Alcohol Use

…and what the consequences are for breaking your rules. How to talk to your teen about alcohol As most parents know only too well, talking to a teen is rarely…

When a Loved One is Terminally Ill

…assurance that you will be able to carry on—perhaps to help children grow or to fulfill another shared dream—may offer enormous relief. How to talk about death Talking about death…

PTSD in Military Veterans

…lot of talking. For any veteran with PTSD, it’s important to find someone who will listen without judging when you want to talk, or just hang out with you when…

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

…and question their strengths. Ask your child to list their strengths and weaknesses and talk about your own strengths and weaknesses with your child. Encourage your child to talk to…

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal

…your treatment progress. How therapy and counseling can help Therapy can be an effective treatment for a host of mental and emotional problems. Simply talking about your thoughts and feelings…

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

…some kids to talk about a traumatic experience. A young child may find it easier to draw a picture illustrating their feelings rather than talk about them. You can then…

Late Stage and End-of-Life Care

…sadness and loss. Instead, talk to someone else about your feelings. Allow your loved one to express their fears of death. It can be difficult to hear someone you love talk about…

Helping Someone with PTSD

…with PTSD to talk about their traumatic experiences. For some, it can even make them feel worse. Instead, let them know you’re willing to listen when they want to talk,…

Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness

…as it is before.  Talking to Someone with a Serious Illness Do: Let the person know you’re available to listen whenever they want to talk. Admit if you feel awkward….

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Before you go!

This holiday season alone, millions of people will turn to HelpGuide for free mental health guidance and support. But as an independent nonprofit that doesn’t run ads or charge for our content, we can’t do it without you.

So many people rely on us in their most difficult moments. Can we rely on you? All gifts made before December 31 will be doubled.