Stressing Out?


  • Do you often feel like crying?
  • Worry about losing it?
  • Think nobody cares?
  • Or get blind, do drugs?
  • Pig out, starve?
  • Use sex to feel OK?

These are signs of too much stress.


Sometimes our everyday anxiety, depression or anger can go beyond their useful function.

An example of this is when we try to relieve the uncomfortable feeling, but no action we take works. Sometimes this happens when our uncomfortable feelings:
  • are irrational
  • prevent us from taking any action
  • are so intense as to be overwhelming

It doesn’t have to be this way. Tough times aren’t forever. YOU can turn things around.

  • Acknowledge you feel bad
  • Slow down and think
  • Try writing down your thoughts
  • Decide how things could be better
  • Tell someone you can trust. Friends are great, but for bigger problems talk to an adult.
  • Not everyone is able to help with every problem so keep trying until you get the right help.


Choose 5 trusted adults to be on your support network, such a:

Parents, Other Trusted Adults, Teachers, School Counsellors

or contact a confidential counsellor at Open Doors using the Contact Us form.