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1 in 5 youth have a mental illness. If you’re already living with a mental illness or have new concerns about your mental health, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. You’re not alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers information on knowing whether you have a problem and getting help.
Struggling with thoughts of suicide or want to help someone who is? National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). You can call or chat online. It’s 24/7, free, and confidential support to help you or someone you know who is dealing with depression or thoughts of suicide. There are also special numbers for Spanish speakers: (1-888-628-9454) and the deaf: (1-800-799-4889).
Have questions, need information or need help for substance abuse? The Teen Drug Rehabs site is for parents and teachers, but you can still learn a lot and get resources to help for yourself.