I need help for myself
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Have you recognized the Warning Signs in yourself or are you suffering through one of the experiences found in Risk Factors? Have you had suicidal thoughts or feelings? You do not have to suffer through this alone!
The Dos and Don'ts
- Realize that the future won't be the same without you.
- Seek help immediately if you feel overwhelmed!
- Find someone you can talk to; parents, friends, pastor/priest, youth leader, coaches, teachers, liaison officers, crisis intervention, etc.
- Get involved with youth groups, church, school activities, volunteer work, hobbies, etc.
- Avoid using alcohol and/or drugs:
-it is a temporary escape that avoids finding a real solution
-it makes you less likely to think before you act
- Trust that your future holds friendships, love, happiness and self-worth.
- Grab someone you care about and do the things that make you laugh.
- Don't tolerate physical, emotional or sexual abuse from anyone.
- Don't choose suicide--problems are temporary, but suicide is permanent.
Places to Go for Help
Your employer's EAP program (Employee Assistance Program) may have mental health resources.
Call your insurance company and ask about your outpatient mental health benefits and seeing a counselor in your area
Make an appointment to see a doctor, clergy member, nurse, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist. The list below offers suggestions for these professionals in Winnebago County.
Helpline: 920 233 7707
National Crisis Lines
800 273 TALK (8255) Veterans Line, Press 1
If you have made a suicide plan or are an immediate danger to yourself please seek immediate help!