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Mental Health in Youth

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What is mental health, and why is it important?

Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being are all part of our mental health. It has an impact on the way we think, feel, and act. It also influences how we deal with stress, interact with people, and make decisions. Mental health is crucial at all stages of life, including childhood, adolescence, and maturity.

(TW) - What does mental illness look like in youth?

*Please note that the following does not imply that you are mentally ill.


Mental illness in youth can manifest itself in a variety of ways, from a lack of energy to shouting at family members. The following are some examples of common signs:


  • Withdrawal from social interaction(s)

  • Feelings of hopelessness or numbness

  • Mood swings are a common occurrence

  • Inability to carry out routinely duties

What can you do to assist someone who may be affected by their mental health?

Some personal suggestions for assisting someone who may be suffering from poor mental health are as follows:


  • To the best of your abilities, pay attention and comprehend their needs

  • Make no assumptions or conclusions

  • Ask if they require advice or resources


Positive mental health and wellness

To develop in a healthy way, create solid connections, adjust to change, and deal with life's obstacles, youth require excellent mental health. Preteens and teenagers with strong mental health are more likely to enjoy life and feel happier and more positive about themselves.


Please contact the numbers below if you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress as a result of their mental health. Everything is kept private, and qualified employees are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)

1-800-273-8255


Nacional de Prevención del Suicido

1-888-628-9495


SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline

1-877-726-4727


SAMHSA National Helpline

1-800-662-4357


NAMI Helpline

800-950-6265


References

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health

https://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/wellbeing.htm



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