- overly frustrated or angry with their child(ren) beyond what is considered typical
- extremely overwhelmed, i.e. “I can’t do this anymore”
- showing signs of mental instability
- talks about wanting a “different” life or openly talks about suicide
- withdrawn from contact with others
- exhibiting significant personality changes or sudden, extreme mood swings
If you know anyone showing any of these signs or symptoms, please reach out to that person. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you can talk to a friend, parent, pastor or someone else who can help. You can call a medical doctor, therapist, social worker, hospital, or another professional who can help you and guide you to appropriate resources. If you or a loved one are activity suicidal, please call 911 immediately. Also, the National Suicide Prevention Line is 800-273-8255 (TALK).
Contact your local hospital or the United Way for more even resources which can help.
Reference: New York Daily News
Article Edited by Jim West, MA, LMHC, NCC
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