Write A Letter

If you’re not ready to talk out loud about what you’re going through, but you want to get it all out of your head, you might find it helpful to write down what you’d want to say to someone else. Or if it’s someone else who’s making you upset, you could write down everything that they’ve done to you, and why it’s hurt you. Writing when you’re angry can be better than shouting or having an argument.

You could even write a letter to yourself, reminding you of the things that you’ve got to look forward to, or times that have made you happy, or even just saying how you feel about yourself right now.

You don’t even have to give your letter to anyone – it could just be for you to keep hidden, or even destroy it if you want to physically get rid of the problems you’ve written down.

People have told us that physically writing down a letter, on pen and paper, helps get everything out of their head and onto a page where they can actually see their problems in front of them. Once your problems are in front of you, you can start to figure out the best way to approach and overcome them one by one.

It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.


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