988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

Confidential, free, effective help is now available to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, suicidal thoughts, or facing a substance abuse crisis call or text 988.

Click here for more information about mental health crisis intervention.

For medical emergencies still use 911.

Prevention starts with early intervention. Don’t hesitate to call our office if you are concerned about your child’s behavior. 

Warning signs that your child may have a mental health condition that needs medical attention include:

  • Persistent sadness lasting two weeks or more
  • Drastic changes in behavior, mood, or personality
  • Withdrawing from social interactions that he/she usually enjoys
  • Hurting oneself or talking about hurting oneself
  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Extreme irritability or emotional outbursts
  • Out-of-control behavior that can be harmful
  • Aggressive or impulsive behavior
  • Persistent changes in eating habits
  • Recent weight loss or gain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Frequent headaches or stomachaches
  • Changes in school performance
  • Avoiding or missing school
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • A recent devastating loss, change, or disappointment
  • Giving away loved possessions
  • Hopelessness
  • Decreased concern about the future or not looking forward to anything

For early intervention call our office during office hours 919-460-0993.

For mental health crisis intervention call or text 988.



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