There are adults whose work is having confidential conversations with young people about their problems, such as doctors, psychologists, a counselor working at your school, or clergy (like a priest or imam).
Many adults who work with helping young people have a duty of confidentiality. See what it means when you have a duty of confidentiality.
If you want to talk confidentially with an adult, it’s important that you make sure that the adult understands that you want the conversation to be confidential. For example, you can tell them that you want to know if they have a duty to write something about the conversation in a journal or to tell others about your conversation. The adult will then tell you if they can have a confidential conversation with you.
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HOW DO I FIND THE COURAGE TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT MY PROBLEMS AND THOUGHTS?
It can be difficult to know what to say when you want help. Se how you find the courage to tell others about you problems and thoughts to get help to get started.
IS THERE A LETTER I CAN GIVE TO MY DOCTOR OR ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL?
See how you can use a letter we have written to talk to your doctor or another professional adult.