The pandemic is making life stressful for nearly everyone.
If you’re struggling, it’s important to access mental health care before you get overwhelmed. Getting help is simple:
- Visit MentalHealth.gov to get immediate help.
- For help in your community, call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for referrals to local substance abuse treatment facilities, support groups, and community based mental health organizations. Or use the Behavioral Health Services Locator to look up local resources.
- If you’re a veteran, visit the Veterans Crisis Line.
- If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
What are early warning signs of mental health issues?
If you or someone you know experiences one or more of these signs, you should consider seeking mental health care.
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids