|It's not your fault.
No one can cause someone else to have a mental illness.
|Your feelings are okay.
It's okay to feel sad, lonely, angry, or confused. Other kids have those feelings.
to someone you trust.
Talk your feelings out with someone you trust---
a family member, a guidance counselor, a teacher, or someone from your church, synagogue, or place of worship.
care of yourself.
Start a hobby, read , join a group like the Scouts, participate in sports, or get involved in things you enjoy doing.
can get better.
With medicine and help from doctors and counselors and family and friends, people with a mental illness can get better.
People should never make fun of mental illness. Ask your librarian, teacher, or guidance counselor to help you find information on mental illness.