Warning Signs

If you’re in need of immediate mental health assistance please call 211 or 911. Do not call the Mental Health Association.

Crisis Text Line:  741741

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Warning signs for common mental health challenges

  • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for 2 weeks or more
  • Sudden changes in behavior or personality; including isolation or loss of interest
  • Self-harm or suicide attempts, or making plans to do so
  • Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with racing heart or fast breathing
  • Involved in many fights, using a weapon, or wanting to hurt others
  • Severe out-of-control behavior that can hurt self or others
  • Not eating, throwing up, or using laxatives to lose weight
  • Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities
  • Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that leads to dangerous situations or causes serious difficulty at work/school
  • Repeated use of drugs and alcohol
  • Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships

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These warning signs are not definite proof of mental illness. If you or a loved one are experiencing these signs, please speak with a mental health professional. The Mental Health Association is a resource for mental health education and peer support. We offer a therapist referral service for anyone needing additional support.

If you’re in need of immediate mental health assistance please call 211 or 911. Do not call the Mental Health Association.

Crisis Text Line:  741741

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website