As young people, we often have many aspects to our lives ranging from study to volunteering and working. We can have family conflicts or relationship breakdowns or due dates looming and at times it can feel like everything is just… too much.
I’m not going to tell you that you just need to get over it or that you’re overreacting. Instead, I would urge you to seek help if you are struggling, because you really don’t have to suffer alone!
We all have times in life when our challenges seem to be bigger than our ability to cope. What I have discovered is that during those times, instead of looking at these challenges as things I can’t do, I should look at them as challenges I can’t face alone.
There is a lot of support out there, and many people who care deeply about you even if it can be hard to see at times. So, I would encourage you to get in touch with a counselor, a grandparent, a lecturer, a religious leader, or simply anyone who you think will be willing to lend an ear or help you out.
After all, Les Brown once said, “Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.”