IF YOU HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Here are some ways to help
WHO reports suicide as the 4th largest cause for death in 15-19 year olds. According to nih.gov, suicide hotlines help people get the help they need.
Canada:1.866.277.3553(Quebec) 1-888-353-2273(rest of canada)
911- The hotline most associated with the police also takes mental health emergencies. However if it can wait try a different one.
TALK IT OUT WITH A PARENT
"Management of depression should include psychosocial aspects, including identifying stress factors, such as financial problems, difficulties at work or physical or mental abuse, and sources of support, such as family members and friends. The maintenance or reactivation of social networks and social activities is important."(WHO). This means that talking to other people is important. Not only that but according to mhnational.org "Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can chose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best."
According to the WHO, "Mild to moderate depression can be effectively treated with talking therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy or psychotherapy."