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Do you need immediate help?

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately. This is a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help. Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide. 

Signs and symptoms:

Knowing what to look for and recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders can help you help yourself and others get important care.

How to help a friend:

Knowing that a friend or loved one is struggling with their mental health can be scary and confusing. You may feel helpless, but as a friend, you can make a difference by listening, being prepared, and knowing when to act. Knowing the questions to ask, how to connect your friend to help, and the do's and don'ts of talking to your friend about mental health are crucial.

Where to turn:

It may not always seem this way, but there are many options for seeking help and talking about your mental health needs. Any person you trust, such as a parent, professor, coach, RA, or friend, can be a great way to start.

 

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  • Ariel Ellis from Active Minds at California State University, Chico says:

    ariel_ellis"The day I discovered that Active Minds existed on my campus was the day I finally felt like there was something I could belong to. After losing a close friend to suicide in high school, I wanted to find a way to give back to the community; to use my negative experience and turn it into something positive."