Mental health problems don’t only affect adults.

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, call 911.

To reach trained crisis counselors by phone in East Central Minnesota, call 800 523-3333.

To reach trained crisis counselors via text message, text the word “MN” to 741741.

https://adultmentalhealth.org/crisis-services/

Or you can call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

What Does “Mental Health Problem” Mean?

Are you having trouble doing the things you like to do or need to do because of how you feel—like going to school, work, or hanging out with friends?

Are you having a rough day? Have you been feeling down for a while? Everyone goes through tough times, and no matter how long you’ve had something on your mind, it’s important that you talk to someone about it.

Talk to your parent, guardian, or a trusted adult if you experience any of these things:

  • Can’t eat or sleep
  • Can’t perform daily tasks like going to school
  • Don’t want to hang out with your friends or family
  • Don’t want to do things you usually enjoy
  • Fight a lot with family and friends
  • Feel like you can’t control your emotions and it’s affecting your relationships with your family and friends
  • Have low or no energy
  • Feel hopeless
  • Feel numb or like nothing matters
  • Can’t stop thinking about certain things or memories
  • Feel confused, forgetful, edgy, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Want to harm yourself or others
  • Have random aches and pains
  • Smoke, drink, or use drugs
  • Hear voices

Learn more about specific mental health problems.

Where Can I Get Help?

You are not alone. Lots of people have been where you are or are there right now. But there are also lots of people who want to help you.

Talk to someone you trust.

Another way to get help is by talking to someone you trust. This could be a parent, family member, teacher, school counselor, spiritual leader or another trusted adult, who:

  • Gives good advice when you want and ask for it
  • Respects your need for privacy so you can tell him or her anything
  • Lets you talk freely about your feelings and emotions without judging, teasing, or criticizing
  • Helps you figure out what to do the next time a difficult situation comes up

Talk to someone who has had some of the same experiences.

Wellness in the Woods, Peer to Peer Telephone Support

5pm to 9pm 7 days a week 844-739-6369

Minnesota NAMI Warmline

4pm to 8pm Thursday – Sunday 888-334-7754

Feel you are in crisis?

To reach trained crisis counselors by phone in East Central Minnesota, call 800 523-3333.

To reach trained crisis counselors via text message, text the word “MN” to 741741.

More info: https://adultmentalhealth.org/crisis-services/

If you’re thinking about harming yourself get help immediately, call 911.

Learn More About Young People and Mental Health

Source: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/young-people
Last Updated: 03/01/2022


How can you help?
Learn about what to say…


CRISIS phone line:
Call 800 523-3333
Or text the word “MN” to 741741

Click here for additional information

In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.


Just need to talk?
Wellness in the Woods 5:pm – 9:am Daily 844-739-6369
Minnesota NAMI Warmline 4:pm – 8:pm Thur – Sun 888-334-7754
Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline 5:pm-10:pm Mon – Sat 877-404-3190

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