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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

Finding your way through your teenage years is not easy. You are learning about yourself, others and your mind and body are going through big changes.

One thing you might not talk about in school or at church much is your brain development.

This development and growth changes the way you may think, feel or interact with others. You will most likely have very strong feelings and emotions during situations, you might make impulsive decisions, or take more risks than you did when you were a child.

But, have no fear, if you can find ways to take express your thoughts and feelings in healthy and creative ways. And, find a trusted adult to talk to about your feelings, you can make your journey a success!

It’s OK to ask for help!

WHO TO ASK FOR HELP

You are not alone. Here’s who you can ask for help.

  1. Start by telling a trusted adult that knows you well.
  2. Your school’s counselor or social worker can get to know your situation and how best to help you get the resources you need.
  3. A teacher observes your responses to situations and can refer you to services.
  4. Your pastor or youth leader can guide you spiritually through the challenges of life.
  5. A coach can help you get peer support among teammates and release energy through physical activity.
  6. Check out our local resources. There are many organizations in our area that can help answer your questions and provide you with the support you need.
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Start by telling a trusted adult that knows you well.

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Your school’s counselor or social worker can get to know your situation and how best to help you get the resources you need.

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A teacher observes your responses to situations and can refer you to services.

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Your pastor or youth leader can guide you spiritually through the challenges of life.

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A coach can help you get peer support among teammates and release energy through physical activity.

Check out our local resources.

There are many organizations in our area that can help answer your questions and provide you with the support you need.

IT’S OK TO ASK

Our “IT’s OK TO ASK” campaign is designed to encourage children, youth, young adults and parents to talk about mental health and ask questions without fear of stigma. When we talk about mental health as a normal part of our daily lives, we give ourselves the opportunity to reach out for help and to give help.

How can I fit in without doing what everyone else does?

School is hard. It’s not just your imagination. But there are things you can do to make it easier. It’s completely normal to want to fit in.

How can I fit in without doing what everyone else does?
Why should I care?

Why should I care?

Being a teenager is a unique experience. There can be a lot of instructions given and opinions expressed to you. Other times, it may feel like no one cares. So, why should you care?

What can I do when no one understands?

Becoming an adult is a rite of passage. You turn 18, move out, go to college or get a job and all of a sudden you can make all your own choices.

It sounds great! Until suddenly, it’s not.

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

MORE RESOURCES

There are a lot of places in your city that can help, too.
Here is a list of some community resources.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

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