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When life gets challenging, who can help? Headstrong can.
Headstrong provides a virtual friend who has gathered helpful things that have worked for other young people, when they’ve felt stressed or worried.
If you are worried about how you or someone you know is feeling, here are some useful places to find help.
Is it urgent?
If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger (i.e. thinking of hurting or killing themselves or is feeling suicidal,
or in danger from others), call 111. If you need to talk to someone right away, or feel you can't cope, there are people
who can help you immediately.
Or, if you want to learn more first, then try these online resources
Are you worried about your young person right now?
You might be worried that your young person is so down or stressed out that they are experiencing major difficulties or are at risk of or engaging in self-harm. You can talk to your GP, or ring the local child and adolescent mental health service to find out about getting them more help. You can also find more advice at https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/in-crisis/helplines/.
And remember, young people generally want and need support from their family/whānau.