Helping someone struggling with their sexuality and mental health
Are you worried that someone you know has a mental health problem? Look out for changes in their mood, behavior, relationships, appetite, sleep patterns, coping, and thinking. If these changes last more than a couple of weeks, talk to them about getting help.
If you are struggling with your own sexuality:
- Get support if you’re finding it hard to cope. Try talking to someone you trust – a friend, relative, doctor or counselor,
- Don’t hang around someone if they are abusive to you.
- Remember, there is no rush to figure out your sexuality. Take your time. And don’t feel pressured to put a label on it.
- If you think you’re gay or lesbian but you don’t want to ‘come out, it’s okay.