“Hello, I’m Sad from the DBSA Mood Crew™. I’m pretty well known in the group, you’ve probably heard of me. While a lot of people may tell you not to be like me, it is important to feel sad every now and then, because as I always tell Happy: Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Anyway, I’ve created some resources to help you understand what it’s like to be me. And most importantly, know that even though we may not want to feel sad, it is okay to.“
As a parent or caregiver, it can be hard to see our young ones feeling sad, but it is important that we teach children it is okay to feel this way. Sad’s new resources help kids process what sadness is. By encouraging our children to feel their feelings instead of repressing them, we help them build healthy coping habits and know it’s alright to reach out for support.