WHERE TO TURN IN TIMES OF IMMEDIATE NEED
If you are worried that someone you care about is struggling with mental health and needs immediate assistance, please contact one of the following agencies for help:
Alternative Paths, Inc.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
Often feels very angry or very worried
Can't sleep or eat
Is unable to enjoy pleasurable activities anymore
Isolates themself and avoids social interactions
Feels grief for a long time after a loss
Uses drugs or alcohol
Exercises, diets and/or binge-eats obsessively
Has low or no energy
Thinks his/her mind is controlled or out of control or hears voices
Hurts other people or destroys property
Has thoughts of suicide
Feels like he/she can't control their own emotions
Harms her/himself, such as cutting or burning his/her skin
Did you know that children and teens can develop the same mental health disorders and conditions as adults, but their symptoms may be different or difficult to identify? Your child or teen might need help if he or she:
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by craving, seeking, and use that can persist even with the knowledge of negative consequences.
MENTAL HEALTH HELP
Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a persons' thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the daily demands of life.
Assistance for those in need of support, crisis intervention, and help promoting their rights.
Mental health problems can be treated. If you are a child or teen, talk to your parents, school counselor, or health care provider. If you are a parent and need help starting a conversation with your child or teen about mental health, visit www.mentalhealth.gov. Contact one of our provider agencies; Alternative Paths or OhioGuidestone for assistance. You can also visit NIMH's Help for Mental Illness webpage.
If you or your child is thinking about harming yourself, get help immediately. You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Alternative Paths Crisis Hotline at (330) 725-9195.
CRISIS INTERVENTION FOR ADOLESCENT
MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS