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Understanding Emotions

How much do you know about feelings and how they affect you?  

We all have feelings, it is part of being human.  Feelings can be intense and confusing at times. They can also affect the way we think and behave. This is why it is important to understand how we feel so that we can manage our feelings when they become overwhelming. 

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  • Expressing emotions doesn’t make you weak, it makes you REAL
  • New challenges can feel difficult
  • Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that better ones are coming.
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Things to remember

  1. You don’t need to be perfect
  2. Having bad days are okay
  3. Small steps are still progress
  4. Asking for help is a strength
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Mind

Information on different feelings and how to cope

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ChildLine

Different topics linked to feelings and emotions

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My Self Referral

Managing thoughts and feelings

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YoungMinds

My feelings

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Health for Teens

Information on regulating your emotions

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