Let's Be Real!... (myth or fact)
Would you look at that?
(We all have mental health!!)
Help a friend out
The Power of Truth

Having negative feelings is normal.

Fact! We all have negative feelings everyday and that is totally normal. It is about what you do with them and how long you let them sit inside that counts. 


What happens if you have big feelings and keep them inside too long without talking?

Keeping big feelings inside like anger, sadness, loneliness can affect your mental health. It can cause you to have physical symptoms like a stomachache or headaches, feel like you are caught in a daze, cause you to have acting out behaviours at home and school, find it hard to sleep at night.


True or False- admitting that something is wrong is giving up on yourself.

FALSE. Admitting you are having problems is often very hard to do, and asking for help is a sign of strength and willingness to work through what you are experiencing.


Are you helping your friend if they come talk to you and you just listen and don't have any advice to give them?

Yes. By being open and letting them vent about what's going on, you are helping to alleviate their stress and get things off of their chest. You are not a professional (or maybe you are, who knows), and you can't expect to have all the answers. Sometimes just listening is all they need.


True or False: Knowing what’s true in God's word has incredible power in pursuing mental health.



It is important to know how you are feeling throughout the day.

Fact! Understanding how you feel and your emotions throughout the entire day is important just like check in on how your body feels physically (tired, hungry, thirsty). 


Name 2 situations that would make you feel angry

Feelings angry is a normal emotion to many different situations that happen. How we choose to react to our anger is in our control. Understanding when you feel anger is important so that you can catch it and find a way to distract yourself or cool yourself down.


Name 3 places/people you can talk to if you are having a hard time or think you might have a mental health problem.

Your teacher, Personal Counselling, your parents, a friend's parent, reach out online to ask kidshelpphone.ca


Name 2 kind things you can do for a friend having a bad day.

Write them a small positive message in a text or email. Give them a call and tell them a joke! Tell them bad days won't last forever and tomorrow is a new day. Play a game to take their mind off the bad day.


John 8:32   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you _________.

John 17:17    ..... thy word is _______.




Mental health is something that can at times need some extra support (talking, journaling, walking, practice mindfulness) and can be different everyday.

Fact. Mental health is something that can be different on a daily basis or can change throughout your life. That's why it's important that you take time to know how your thoughts feelings and emotions are all the time.


What are 2 ways to cope with stress?

Give your own answer

True or false- sitting with big feelings for a long time will eventually make them go away.

False. Letting big negative feelings like sadness, anger, loneliness and worry sit inside your thoughts will be harder to get better the longer you let them sit. Being proactive and asking for help as soon as you feel them is best!


True/ False- if you think your friend is struggling with their mental health it is better to ignore it.

False. The more we understand that mental health is just as important to talk about as our physical health it will be easier to have these kinds of conversations on a daily basis. Be the friend you want for yourself. Start by asking your friend if they need to talk and spend the time they need to listen.


Which Beatitude in Matthew 5th chapter proves God cares about our mental health

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Mental health is only something you have to look after if you feel like you have a mental illness.

Myth. Everyone has mental health just like everyone has physical health.


What event is this describing?..." sweating, nausea, trembling and numbness in the legs or hands, dizziness, hot or cold flashes, a feeling of tightness or pressure in the chest, hyperventilation, “jelly” legs or blurred vision can develop. Individuals may even feel like they are going to die of a heart attack" What Event does this describe?

Panic Attack/ Anxiety attack. This is something that can happen in your body to tell you that you should talk to someone about your big feelings. It could be a sign that big feelings are building up.


True of false- you need to know exactly what you're going to say and how you're going to say it before you talk to a counselor.

False. Counselors are there to listen to whatever is troubling you, and you can open up to them at a pace that you are comfortable with. Tip: if you feel like you might get nervous and freeze up, it often helps to write things down before. This also helps you to organize your thoughts and put things in perspective.


Name 3 things you can do to help a friend who thinks they may have a mental health problem.

Listen to them, spend time with them, encourage them to seek help, go with them to appointments/ help them make appointments, show them that you care :), if it is serious tell someone, don't judge, ask someone for advice


In 2 Corinthians 10:5  The Bible tells us to do what with imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God

Cast down


Big feelings that are kept inside too long will eventually go away.

Myth. Big feelings will not go away on their own. Talking about it and using different strategies to work through big feelings will help you move on in your life.


Name small feelings you could have every day.

excited, confused, nervous, happy, sad


True or False: You don’t have to try to work out what you are feeling alone. 

True:  God wants us to come to Him with anything we are dealing with. God also gave us family, pastors, friends, teachers, counselors, doctor for a reason.  


Name 3 reason why people hesitate to get help

They don't want to "burden anyone else with their problems", it is hard to talk about, it makes them feel vulnerable, fear of being judged, stigma, don't know who to tell, don't think the problem is "serious enough", asking for help is "giving up", no resources available Facts: Your friends (and your don) will feel worse if you don't come talk to them if you need help/ need to talk. They are your friends (and your don) for a reason, and they don't want you to feel bad! don't be afraid to talk about it!


True or False:  Paul trusted God through a time of depression in his life

True: 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

Click to zoom