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Messages to other young people

Sophie: Mental health problems affect a lot of people and shouldn’t be seen as embarrassing. It’s important to talk to someone and take time out for yourself.

Nikki: If you’re depressed it can help to write things down, or call or text the Samaritans. There are people who want to listen and help.

Lucy: Distractions help when you’re feeling anxious, including stress balls