You are here. You have taken a very important step in self care: recognizing that something may not be right, or checking in to inventory the health of your behavior. It can be hard to tell if you are having a bad week, or if maybe it is something more. The lines often blur between experimenting with drugs/alcohol and outright self medicating, a bad week and depression, worrying about a class and anxiety, or discontent with a situation and suicidality -especially when you are in it. We will look at the signs and symptoms of most common mental health disorders that teens and young adults are facing: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidality.
Did you Know?
You don't have to have an addiction or mental illness to see a therapist or counselor. People from all walks of life -from teenagers to world leaders- see therapists to help them through normal life problems, understand themselves better, and gain tools to help navigate the ups and downs of life.
We are here to help you navigate what can be an overwhelming experience. Between identifying warning signs, asking for help, and exploring treatment options, we've got your back. Click the links below to discover possible warning signs for mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms. This is not a replacement for a licensed medical professional's opinion, but it is our hope that having a possible name for a problem will make it easier to navigate getting help to treat it. You can follow links at the top of the page in the main menu to find treatment options, tips for talking to loved ones, your rights as a patient and other resources.
TIP: Asking for help can be scary, but your health is one place where procrastination can be dangerous. It is easier to ask now while you are thinking about it. There are problems that can get worse with time and the stigma and fear of being judged for bigger problems can make asking for help harder. Here are some tips on telling somebody about your mental health concerns.