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5 ways in which peer pressure can affect your mental health

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6 major types of peer pressure

1.

Spoken - through suggestion/ persuasion

2.

Unspoken - when you identify certain traits about the group

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Positive - leads to good outcomes

4.

Negative - you tend to pick up bad habits that run in your group

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Direct - can be both spoken and unspoken, but generally it is so visible that you quickly understand things

6.

Indirect - it seeps in very subtly

5 ways peer pressure affects your mental health

1.

It can make/ break your confidence

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Peer pressure can affect your productivity

3.

It can push you into bad habits

4.

It can make you indifferent towards your family

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It can make you emotionally vulnerable

Dealing with peer pressure

1.

Practise your responses beforehand

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Bring a friend

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Plan a safety phrase with a friend/ family member, if you feel trapped in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable

4.

Listen to your instincts

5.

Talk to someone you trust

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