STATISTICS

1 in  3 
North Carolinians suffer with depression and anxiety since March 2020.

1 in  6
U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.

1/2
of mental health issues begin by age 14;  75% begin by age 24.

67% 
of people 18-24 with anxiety or depression don't seek treatment.

signs and symptoms

call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

text BRAVE to

741-741

Crisis Text Line

CALL 1-800-662-4357

Substance Abuse and Mental Health National Helpline

Mental illness is treatable and suicide is preventable.

 

Even so, many suffer in silence.  Solidarity is changing that.

 

#2 LEADING CAUSE

of death among young adults is suicide

 

280 PEOPLE

decide not to go through with a suicide attempt for every person who dies by suicide

 

67% OF YOUNG ADULTS

first tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else

 

1 IN 5 ADULTS

have a diagnosable mental illness

 

50% OF US

will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime

Recognize these signs of mental illness.

 

Here are 10 signs you might notice in yourself or a friend that are good reasons to reach out and talk with someone.

These signs of mental illness are not always universal. Some people may show behavioral changes, while others show physical symptoms.

Men and women can also exhibit signs of depression differently.

Signs of mental illness

1. 

Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, depressed mood, poor self-esteem, or guilt.

 

2.

Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities you used to enjoy.

3.

Changes in eating or sleeping patterns. Are you sleeping all the time or having trouble falling asleep? Are you gaining weight or never hungry?

4.

Anger, rage, or craving revenge. Are you overreacting to criticism?

5.

Feeling tired or exhausted all of the time.

6.

Trouble concentrating, thinking, remembering, or making decisions. Are you suddenly struggling in school or at work? Are your grades dropping?

7.

Restless, irritable, agitated, or anxious behaviors and regular crying.

8.

Neglect of personal care. Have you stopped caring about your appearance or stopped keeping up with your personal hygiene?

9.

Reckless or impulsive behaviors. Are you drinking or using drugs excessively? Are you behaving unsafely in other ways?

10.

Thoughts about death or suicide.

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