Youth Mental Health & Crisis Intervention Resources
By Save Our Families
Over the last few years, youth suicide has increased at an alarming rate. Often friends, family members, and peers miss the signs because we may not know what the signs are. Below we’ve listed some resources to help educate yourself and your loved ones about youth mental illness.
Included in the resources are some specific to Cleveland, Ohio, and a list of national available hotlines and text lines.
Know The Signs
Feels very sad, hopeless, or irritable
Feels overly anxious or worried
Is scared and fearful; has frequent nightmares
Is excessively angry
Uses alcohol or drugs
Avoids people; wants to be alone all of the time
Hears voices or sees things that aren’t there
Can’t concentrate, sit still, or focus attention
Talks about suicide or death
Hurts other people or animals; or damages property
Has major changes in eating or sleeping habits
Loses interest in friends or things usually enjoyed
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