Digital & IRL Resources
Whether it’s for yourself or for a friend or family member, checking in on one’s mental health is always a good idea—and we’ve got the tools to help. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Choose Your Words
Talking to a friend? A parent? A teacher? A student? Here’s how.
(Spoiler alert: it’s often easier than you think.)
Talk to a Friend
I support you no matter what.
I noticed you aren’t acting like yourself lately.
You are not a burden.
Talk to an Adult
You are not alone.
What can I do to help?
I am here to listen.
Talk to a Young Adult
I am not feeling like myself.
I feel like things are out of control and I’m not sure how to keep myself together.
You don’t have to solve it for me. I just need you to listen.
Talk About Yourself
I’ve been feeling off. Have a minute?
I’m not thinking clearly these days. Can we talk?
I feel really alone and need help.
Say This, Not That
Words matter—especially the ones we don’t realize we’re saying.
Click the cards below to flip them over for a better way of talking about mental health.
She suffers from mental illness.
She lives with mental illness.
That is so crazy!
That is so surprising!
You’ll get over it eventually. Just cheer up!
I’m here to listen if you want to talk.
It can’t be that bad.
I believe you.
He lives with bipolar disorder.
Just get over it already.
Can you tell me more about what you’re going through?
Stop being lazy.
How can I make things easier for you?
Why can’t you just be normal?
I admire your strength.
There are people like you all around the world. Feeling the same feelings, thinking the same thoughts. Don’t believe us? Click below to check out our PepTalk tool, to give or get words of encouragement.
Finding the right words, no matter what you’re feeling or what side of the conversation you’re on, can be difficult. So we made a handy dandy tool to help get the conversation started.
Sometimes, the best way to help yourself or another is to listen. Or, in this case, read. Check out our Blogs to read articles written by BC2M Ambassadors and featured Guest Writers.
Take A Break
Follow this guided visual meditation to help focus your attention, clear your mind, and just breathe.
Mental illness is a disorder of the brain that can happen to anyone, and can be caused by a variety of different sources—from genetics to other biological, environmental, and social/cultural factors. It’s no one’s fault. It’s not “weird” or abnormal. But it can be difficult to understand. Click through the cards below to start learning more about specific mental health terms.
Looking for more ways to help yourself or another? Take a look at the categories below to find a list of links to get you started in the right direction.