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7 Sep 16

Issue 89, June 2005

THE ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLES CAMP - APRIL 2005

Coping with HD
From group discussions at Camp 2005
Unhealthy ways
Bottle it up

Abuse alcohol or drugs

Comfort eating

Snapping at people

Sarcasm

Flying off the handle

Giving false hope

Not accepting it

Hanging out with unsuitable people

Running away

Picking fights

Smoking

Hurting others to make you feel better

Stealing

Self harm

Emotional damage to others

Breaking stuff

Not eating right – bulimia or anorexia

Depression

Artificial highs

Healthy ways
Talk about it

Eating right

Keeping fit

Getting help/support

Acknowledging what is wrong

Sharing experiences with others

Write about feelings

Obtain correct information

Getting on with life

Finding out about medicine and research

Not being negative

Music

Making friendships

Look after yourself

Find healthy leisure

Good memories

Affirmations

Where to Go for Help

Good counsellor

Support group

Field Worker/Social Worker

Dietician

Youth group

HD Camp

Friends

GP

Freephone line

Youthline/What’s Up?

Gym or personal trainer

Other parent if available

Other family members


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