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When you’re talking to people who can support you, you may find the following tips helpful:
A lot of people are unsure about whether they should use humour when talking about difficult subjects. This is a really personal thing and depends very much on how you and the people close to you normally interact with each other.
Humour can be helpful in some situations, but it has to be used carefully so that it doesn’t seem as though you don’t understand the seriousness of the situation. Humour can be a useful way of coping as it can help make situations less frightening. If joking about things has been part of the way you’ve coped with challenging things in the past, it may help you now. If, on the other hand, you haven’t used humour in this way before, it may not be helpful.
Content last reviewed: 1 July 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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