You are not alone. If you think that you might be having a mental health issue or a friend is, please reach out to your teacher, guidance counsellor or principal. They're here to listen.
Simple kindness can make the world of difference. Whether it's a smile or being a good listener, these simple acts of kindness can help open up the conversation and let someone know you are there for them. Ask what you can do to help.
The best way to end the stigma is to talk about it! Break the silence. Talk about how mental illness touches us all in some way directly or through a friend, family member or fellow student.