It’s important for everyone to support the rest of us, but we mostly
Don’t know how.
If your best friend, family member or partner has some sort of
Problem, you may be unsure on how to help them. Issues come in all
Shapes and sizes which can bring the supporter down or make them doubt
Their capability of helping.
Now what is important is to always, always listen. If your friend is
Upset, listening is the best thing. After they have finished, you can
Cheer them up! Tell little jokes, and if that doesn't work give them a
Hug (if they consent).
Little gestures is also a great thing. I find that if I'm down, and my
Friends put a note in my book or a compliment it always helps. With
Notes it’s always good to write encouraging things, like:
"I believe you can get through this"
"I'm here for hugs!"
"Smile buddy, I love your smile!"
They really are small, but effective in support.
Positivity! If their negative, and your negative, it just won't work.
Try add a little bit of light to the room, skip with them, do a dummy
Dance. Anything that's positive! Heck, even back them a cake with a
Giant smiley face!
However, never forget you can't be everyone's hero. Look after you
Too! Supporting is good, but always keep your own chin up. You will
Slip up, say the wrong things at the wrong time but keep trying, and
They will see you're there!
Teenagers With Experience is an online platform ran by teenagers for teenagers. We provide support through sharing our own experiences and providing advice based from this. If you need support, feel free to reach out to us on one of our social media platforms. We will do our best to support you and if we feel we cannot we will direct you to more suited, professional support.