Do You Have Questions About Your Mental Health? You Are Not Alone!

Mental Health
1. Introduction


Do You Have Questions About Your Mental Health? You Are Not Alone!

Everyone feels sad, worried, stressed, or angry at times. But do you ever feel that your emotions are beyond your control?

If so, you are not alone! Many young people, including many of your friends, experience problems related to their mental health. In fact, recent statistics show that almost one in five children and adolescents around the world live with mental health disorders. Young people in foster care experience these types of problems at an even higher rate.

Being in foster care is difficult. You are separated from your family and must adjust to a new living situation. It is normal to feel depressed, anxious, or even angry during this time. But, if these emotions do not go away, if they become too overwhelming for you to handle on your own, or if they are causing problems for you at school or where you live, you may want some extra help, and you have a right to receive this help.