Do I Need Help with My Mental Health?
Individuals should consider what is typical for themselves and particularly pay attention to changes.
- Prolonged depression, sadness, or irritability
- Feeling extreme highs and lows
- Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
- Social withdrawal (not related to COVID restrictions) and declining interest in normal activities
- Big changes in sleeping or eating habits
- Strong feelings of anger
- Inability to cope with daily problems and activities
- Suicidal thoughts
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Significant change in work or school performance
When these issues last more than 2 weeks or interfere with your daily activities, it might be time to get some additional help.
Ways to Get Help?
- Talk to your health care provider to discuss options and to obtain a referral if needed.
- Check your insurance coverage – some insurances have specific providers for mental health.
- Does your employer have an EAP (employee assistance program) you can access?
- Ask family/friends for recommendations.
- Use natural supports that can assist you to get help (Clergy, Family, Friends, Coworkers).
- If you need help for your child, talk to your child’s School Counselor.
- Call United Way’s 211 or your county’s crisis line for information on local mental health providers.
- Call local mental health providers and ask about their services, availability, cost, etc..
- Make an appointment with a mental health provider
If you are in emotional distress and need help now…
- For Immediate or Emergency Safety concerns dial 911
- Talk to someone you trust (family, friend, clergy, etc.)
- If you are in counseling - contact your therapist to set up an appointment
- Contact a 24/7 helpline:
- Wood Co. Crisis: 715-384-5555
- Marathon County Crisis – 715-845-4326
- Clark County Crisis – 715-743-3400
- National Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK
- Text HOPELINE: 741741