Why talking helps
When you're going through a tough time, one of the best and most effective things you can do to feel better is to talk to someone. We asked a bunch of young people and experts to explain why talking is so effective.
Why does talking to someone help?
Talking to someone can help you feel less alone, and like you’re not the only one going through something.
Sometimes, you’re not looking for the person you speak to to solve your problems, you just want them to listen. You can feel a lot better after just letting it out.
Often, people find talking to someone so helpful that they wish they’d done it a lot sooner.
Experts say that talking can provide stress relief, and can lighten the load of a concern someone might be having.
Talking about a problem can help to start breaking it into smaller parts, which can stop you from feeling so overwhelmed.
Choosing someone from outside of the situation can help you have a different perspective on things.