Teen Mental Health
Being a teenager is hard. You're under stress to be liked, do
well in school, get along with your family and make big decisions.
You can't avoid most of these pressures, and worrying about them is
normal. But feeling very sad, hopeless or worthless could be
warning signs of a mental health problem.
Mental health problems are real, painful and sometimes severe.
You might need help if you have the signs mentioned above, or if
- Often feel very angry or very worried
- Feel grief for a long time after a loss or death
- Think your mind is controlled or out of control
- Use alcohol or drugs
- Exercise, diet and/or binge-eat obsessively
- Hurt other people or destroy property
- Do reckless things that could harm you or others
Mental health problems can be treated. To find help, talk to
your parents, school counselor or health care provider.
National Mental Health Information Center
Help is Just a Phone Call Away
We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or
recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist
is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 904.296.3533. If you
are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to
the nearest emergency room.
If you prefer to contact us via email, please click here to fill out a
request information form.