It’s important to talk to a trusted adult about your mental health, but we understand it’s not always easy. Here are a few steps to help you start the conversation:
Plan out what you want to share. The more you can share, the better understanding your parent can have about what you’re going through, and the better they can help you.
Pick a time that works for you—ideally when you’re not feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
Let your parent know what you want out of the conversation (e.g., “I’d like you to just listen. I’m not looking for advice right now.”)
Reach out to your coach, therapist, or psychiatrist for personalized support for how to approach the conversation.
If you have safety concerns that are preventing you from talking to your parent, please tell a member of your care team or other trusted adult.
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- What is Headspace Care for Teens?
- What does Headspace Care for Teens entail?
- How much involvement will I have in my teen’s care?
- How much does Headspace Care cost for my child?
- What is the background of the care team working with adolescents?
- What are coaching, therapy, and psychiatry? How do they differ?
- How can my teen start working with a Headspace Care therapist or psychiatrist?
- Can my teen work with a Headspace Care therapist or psychiatrist without going through coaching?
- Is everything confidential between my child and their Care Team (coach, therapist, psychiatrist)?
- How do I communicate with my child’s coach, therapist or psychiatrist?