Why it's important to give support without the blame

A young student shares her poem about having supportive conversations.

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By VoiceBox ·

Leah

Leah is 16 and a year 12 student from the UK who is passionate about improving mental health and politics.

Reaching Out

I know stories of superheroes who can do whatever they choose,

But I don't know how to heal a mental bruise,

I know many stories of happily ever after,

But I still often struggle to find laughter.

Sometimes all I want is to talk but I feel like I'd only be talking to myself.

Sometimes all I want is help but then I'd feel I've lost myself.

Sometimes all I want is comfort but then I feel I'll have made it about myself.

Everyday has its ups and downs,

Starting a conversation can be what counts.

Let me know it's okay to feel this way.

But while remembering our situations are not the same,

Give support and advice without the blame

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