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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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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