Make two columns on a sheet of paper - "WHO" and "WHAT". The "WHO" column is for all the people in your life – at home, school or work, in your community. The "WHAT" column is for the ways that they offer support.
Write down your list of people and how they can support you. Consider the questions above.
phone calls 24hrs a day
she never shames me for crying
safe to share what’s going on with my family; always thoughtful and works with me
What do you or your friends usually do to feel better? Does exercise help? Do you doodle? Do you have a pet? What is comforting and/or energizing about this activity? Try to think of activities or strategies that are mentally or physically active; we know that video games, TV, or Social Media can offer escape or entertainment, but let's challenge ourselves to think of other tools we use to help ourselves.
What does your inner voice tell you that leads to healthy and safe decisions? Whose voice is it? Do you take a breath and count to 10?