On Our Sleeves : Sad Face

What does a sad face mean to you?

It's one of the most recognizable signs of sadness or loss, disappointment or feeling bummed out. When will things get better? you wonder.

Most people have experienced these feelings.

But for some, a sad face can represent a far more complex range of emotions. Lack of hope... dejection... despair. It’s not typical for feelings of unhappiness to weigh you down to the point it really affects your life - your friendships, your schooling, your job.

If your sadness is really weighing you down, reach out to a trusted adult.

What does the sad face mean to you? Share using #OnOurSleeves.

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Starting mental health conversations show children it’s okay to talk about mental health. Use the graphic to start a conversation with your family, friends and others.

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