For young people looking for help

Mental health problems don’t only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were 24 years old.

If you’re thinking about harming yourself get help immediately. You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).

ok2talkOK2Talk.org

Teens and young adults who suffer from mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.

For parents and caregivers

As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help.

For friends and family members

Anyone can experience mental health problems. Friends and family can make all the difference in a person’s recovery process.

For educators

Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families.

For people with a mental health problem

If you have, or believe you may have, mental health problem, it can be helpful to talk about these issues with others. It can be scary to reach out for help, but it is often the first step to helping you heal, grow, and recover.

Having a good support system and engaging with trustworthy people are key elements to successfully talking about your own mental health.

Warning Signs of Suicide

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