Mental health and emotional well-being

Some days, everything goes great, and other days, it feels like everything is just too much. We all know that feeling – and as a teenager, you probably feel it even more. Being a teenager is like a roller-coaster ride, and it can be even more complicated if you have a disability. Things like pain, tiredness, or not getting enough sleep can mess with your mental health and well-being.

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Mental health is a way to describe the state of your mind, feelings, and emotions. It includes how we feel about ourselves, others, and how we are able to meet the demands of life. When people struggle with their emotional or mental health, they might feel stressed, worried, angry, or anxious. If you’re having a tough time with your mental health or emotional well-being, it’s really important to talk to someone. It could be a family member, a friend, or even someone who doesn’t know you personally.

If you are in crisis or need immediate mental health support, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:

  • Phone or go to your local doctor
  • Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
  • Call 999

Online Resources for Mental Health

There are lots of organisations and websites that offer support if you’re dealing with any mental health issues. If you want to learn more about mental health, get tips on managing it or find mental health services, visit these websites. They cover topics like anxiety, depression, loneliness, mental well-being, mindfulness, panic attacks, self-care, self-esteem, and social anxiety.