Support Systems

Support systems can be one person or a whole network that is there for you when you need an open ear and encouragement. Finding those you can rely on can be daunting, especially during times of change. Here, we share advice for developing a support system even if you’re not sure where to start.

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The people you want to be your support system aren’t necessarily going to be your support system - Liz Hoornstra

We need to communicate and tell people what we need instead of expecting them to know on their own - Sydney Kim

Don’t be angry at someone if you or they don’t know what you need -Jenie Li

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Don't wait until you feel better to talk about what’s bothering you -Kaylina Savela

Don’t feel like everybody has to be your best friend -Liz Fernandez