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Depression/Anxiety Resources

Mental Health Information and Resources

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness

SAMI: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

 Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Diagnosing mental illness isn’t a straightforward science. Each condition has its own set of unique symptoms, though symptoms often overlap. Common signs and/or symptoms can include:

Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks

Significant weight loss or gain

Sudden overwhelming fear, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort or difficulty breathing

Trying to harm or end one’s life or making plans to do so

 

Out-of-control risk taking behavior that causes harm to self or others

Seeing, hearing, or believing things that are not real

 

Excessive use of alcohol and/or drugs

 

Extreme difficulty concentrating or staying still

 

Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities

Worried about yourself or someone you care about?

Further Resources

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"Teenagers Are Telling Us That Something is Wrong With America"

NY Times, 10/11/22

Directing Change: 

Short films about mental health and suicide prevention.

10 Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Youth

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