Sometimes life can get overwhelming. Whether we have too much to do, or we are feeling completely drained, it can be hard to face the tough things that life throws at us.
You might avoid making a dental appointment for your niggling tooth, avoid doing your coursework because you don't think you can, or avoid having a difficult conversation with a loved one because it seems easier to try and ignore your responsibilities.
A change in circumstances, like a break-up or failing an exam, can seem to turn your world upside down and change your set plans for life. The important thing to know is it’s just a hiccup, and this change could be a whole new adventure for you.
It’s also key to know that the best thing to do is face things head on. It might be tempting to abuse alcohol or drugs in order to ‘numb’ the pain or forget about it. But all you are doing is damaging your body, putting yourself in danger, and causing more problems for yourself… on top of the one you will have to eventually deal with.
The best solution is to face your problems head on and we give you tips on how to do this: