Sadness is a normal feeling that everyone has from time to time. For example, we might feel sad when a pet dies, or when our friends haven’t played with us for a while. Some people feel sad every day. Sometimes they do not know why they feel sad, and even describe their sadness as feeling like everything is ‘grey’. As though all the colour and fun has left their life. When someone feels this way, they can experience other difficulties as well… such as: - Changes in eating - Difficulty in sleeping - Feeling withdrawn, or not wanting to be around any other people - Not wanting to do any activities that used to be fun - Feeling bad about themselves - Sometimes even thinking about dying, or at least wishing they didn’t have to live. If you feel this way for more than a week, it is important that you speak to someone about these feelings. You can even use this article to help describe what is happening for you. The best person for you to speak with is your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor, you can speak to your teacher, or another adult who you trust. Keep explaining how you feel to people until somebody can help you. When we get ‘stuck’ in our feelings (they have been around for a while and haven’t changed), it is important that we get other people to help us out, just like if you were playing a game of football, you need your team to give you support so you can make the goal.