Mental health is something we all have. It’s an essential part of all of us which includes our thoughts and feelings, how we are getting on with other people and how we are managing day-to-day life
Having good mental health is not about having no mental health problems. It’s about feeling good about ourselves and being able to do the things we need to.
Ask Jigsaw: My father doesn’t want me to get counselling
I have been dealing with a few things and considered receiving help for them by the means of therapy or counselling, but when I brought it up to my father, I didn’t get the response I wanted and he questioned why I’d rather bring up my problems with a stranger rather than him.
Ask Jigsaw: Don’t want to go back to counselling
I’ve been feeling so odd recently and its impacting my behaviour, like my eating habits are all over the place, I’m either crying or really feel like crying every evening and my relationship with my family hasn’t been great either. I don’t think I want to go back to counselling, as i don’t want to have to deal with emotions or things from my past resurfacing.
Ask Jigsaw: Need to talk but don’t want to worry my parents
I have been to my school counsellor a few times and the last time I went I was really happy that day and I think my school counsellor thinks I’m fine now but to be really honest I’m struggling. I don’t really want to ask to go see her again because I’m really afraid. I know that I need to talk to someone but I don’t want to ask my parents to go to a therapist outside of school because I don’t want to worry them.