Feeling sad is okay
It’s okay to feel sad. Everybody does! Sadness is one of many emotions we feel.
Feeling sad can happen when:
Someone’s mean to you
You have a fight with someone
You feel lonely
You’re just having a bad day
You didn’t do well on a test
You feel unwell
Sadness will pass
Sadness will usually pass on its own. To help it pass, here’s some things you can try:
“If you’re sad, lonely or depressed there’s always somebody to talk to. Kids Helpline counsellors are great listeners!” - Laura, 14
Do you feel sad all the time?
Sometimes you can’t shake the feeling of sadness. This may or may not mean you’re depressed.
People who are depressed can feel lots of very strong negative emotions. Or they may feel nothing at all. You may feel:
- Distant from others
- Like hurting yourself
What to do if you think you’re depressed
Remember, depression can be treated. With help and support, you can get better!
It’s really important to talk to someone you trust. Here are some people you can ask for help:
Parent or family member
Doctor or nurse
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