Everyone has ups and downs in life but if you feel that you have a lot more down days than up days this can cause you to feel sad or anxious. When we are depressed or anxious our thinking can change, we can perceive things in a negative light which can make it difficult to find solutions to our problems on our own. Our family and friends might seem different and distant to us. Young people can sometimes find it hard to talk about their feelings but if you are feeling negative or sad a lot of the time it might help to talk to someone. We at the Beacon of Light are professionally trained to listen and help you. So, if you are worried you might be depressed or overly anxious, talk to a friend, adult, teacher or your G.P.