Tools and inspiration to help you get help.

While the idea of telling one person about your mental health or addiction is simple, that doesn’t make it easy. It takes courage and planning. You may have to overcome obstacles or deal with people who don’t understand.

That’s OK. Just remember – you are worth it and help is available.

Here are some resources to make that first conversation easier.

JUST TELL ONE STORIES

No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Be inspired by other young people who found the hope and help they needed – and it all started with a single conversation.

KYLE OKPOSO SPEAKS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

As a professional hockey player and alternate captain of the Buffalo Sabres, Kyle Okposo knows what it takes to be in peak physical health. But he also understands the importance of mental health.

By joining Just Tell One, Kyle encourages those struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts to get the help they deserve. And it starts by telling one trusted person.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR TRUSTED PERSON

You may be worried about what other people will think when you talk about a mental illness or addiction. But chances are your trusted person may already recognize that you’re going through a tough time and is ready to listen to what you have to say. See the conversation from their perspective.

Family member

Narda was there when her daughter needed her most – now they are going through the journey together.

Friend

Adam helped a friend turn his life around by giving honest advice without judgement.

Teacher

Just by being available to listen, Jim helped a young student through a very difficult time.

STEPS TO HAVING YOUR JUST TELL ONE CONVERSATION

JustTellOne YouTube Channel For all of our videos featuring peers and professionals, 
visit the Just Tell One YouTube channel.

TIPS FROM PROFESSIONALS

Follow advice from mental health and substance abuse professionals on how to have that first conversation and put yourself on the right path toward recovery.

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