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Why is it hard to talk about mental health problems?

  • Welcome to this guide exploring why it can be hard to open up about mental health problems.
  • When people say mental health, they are talking about how people think and feel, and how they are coping with things happening in their life.
  • But when those feelings won’t go away and they start to really affect day-to-day life, that is when there can be a problem.
  • Many people with a mental health problem find it hard to talk about it.
  • This guide looks at why that is and what you can do if you feel this is something that is affecting you.

Many people with a mental health problem find it hard to talk about it. Newsround looks at why that is and what you can do if it’s something affecting you.

@mywhirlwindmind: Why is it hard to talk about mental health problems?

When people say mental health, they are talking about how people think and feel, and how they are coping with things happening in their life. It’s completely normal to feel sad, angry or worried from time to time. But when those feelings won’t go away and they start to really affect day-to-day life, that is when there can be a problem.

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