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It can be difficult to know how to start a conversation with a friend about what's going on for them. Read on for a few tips to get started. Speak up! Start by telling your friend what you have noticed and why it concerns you. Choose a comfortable, familiar but private place where the two of you can talk and not be interrupted. Try again in a few days. Or if they prefer to do it on their own, send them the link to this section. Let them know that on foundrybc.
Keep in mind…. If you are very worried about a friend, you should let an adult know. This could be one of your parents, a school counsellor or another trusted adult. They can help you to figure out what resources are available and what the next steps might be. Search for: Search Button. Tips for Talking with Your Friend It can be difficult to know how to start a conversation with a friend about what's going on for them.
Some first steps Speak up! Let your friend know that you care about them and you are worried about them. Your friend wants to talk with you. Let your friend share as much or as little as they want to. Be non-judgmental. Just be there, listen and offer support. Ask questions to help you both have a better understanding about what they are going through.
A few more tips on how to support your friend: Keep your questions open-ended. You may hear something that needs more support than you can give. Ask your friend if they have thought about going for help.
Suggest going to the Get Support section on foundrybc. Be prepared to hear information that may be upsetting. This can be hard to take, so remember to take care of yourself.
Talk to an adult you trust or you can always use the phone and online chat options to connect with a trained professional or volunteer. What Next? Want to explore and learn more?
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