Families can be complicated. And we know that family can have a big impact on your mental health. When family relationships become difficult, it can make life feel hard.
If any of your family members are treating you badly – not taking your feelings into account, shouting at you, being physically abusive, making you feel like you have to do things you don’t want to do, or putting too much pressure on you – it’s really important you get the support you need.
The first step is speaking to someone you trust about what’s going on. If you feel unable to tell anyone because you are worried about how others will judge you or your family, there are helplines and online services you can access. It is so important that you don’t just keep things bottled up and struggle on your own.
Grief and loss
If someone in your life has died, even if you had a difficult relationship with them, it is completely normal to feel down, sad, depressed or angry. If you’re finding it tough we have some advice that might help.