Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

Awkwarddd… Do I look familiar? I should. You might remember me from… …here …here …here …or maybe even here. But an awkward silence can be a great thing. It can actually be a perfect moment to reach out to a friend and ask if they’re okay if they seem down. It doesn’t matter how you say it. Y’all right? Everything […]

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Remi Cruz on Trusting Your Gut | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

– Hi, I’m Remi Cruz. I have a very close personal friend in my life who has struggled for the past four years or so with extreme anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and things like that. I kind of noticed something was different when they just kind of started acting a little bit strange, a little bit out of the ordinary. […]

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The Awkward Silence | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

(clock ticking) (fast upbeat music) – Do you. – Ha. Um. – Listen you’re my friend. – I noticed you haven’t really been yourself recently – Yeah, I feel like something’s up. – How are you? – Are you okay? – Is there anything you want to talk about? – I just want to know how you’re feeling. – And […]

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Tyler Posey on Reaching Out | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

– Hey guys, I am Tyler Posey and I am going to be sharing a personal story of mine with mental health. And just dealing with with awkward silences and friends helping me out through it. Almost three years ago, I lost my mother to breast cancer. She was just there for me more than anybody and I would go […]

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Why Are You Polyamorous Now? | Eating With My Ex: Rose and Matt

Why are you polyamorous now? When I was with Matt, it was very… Our relationship was very exciting, it was very fun. Things started to go wrong because we were having communication issues and that meant we started to not trust each other. When Matt and I were together, I didn’t know he had any mental health issues. After me […]

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The Signs | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

Your friend might be— Worried. Sad. Grumpy. Angry. Stressed. Weird. Rebellious. Anxious. Antisocial. Lonely. Sleeping less. Sleeping more. Eating less. Eating more. Look, there are lot of things to watch out for, but you know your friend best. So if they aren’t acting themselves, why not say something?

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Just Ask | Friendship & Mental Health | Ad Council

First, make sure you aren’t too far away. Closer… closer… Whoa, whoa, whoa— too close! Now ask something open-ended, like, “You all good?” Are you all good? Or, “Is everything okay?” Is everything okay? Well done, awkward teenage actor! Actually, no. Thanks for asking.

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