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For Youth And Students

NAMI Westchester offers the Ending the Silence Presentation to middle and high school students in a classroom setting. For more information go to:

http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Ending-the-Silence

To schedule a presentation call 914-592-5458.

 For a copy of the How to Help a Friend Handout (which is given out at the presentation) click here.

Click here to learn how to start the conversation: College and your mental health.

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Warning Signs

¨ Feeling sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks.

¨ Severe out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors.

¨ Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason.

¨ Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships.

¨ Drastic changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits.

¨ Extreme difficulty concentrating or staying still.

¨ Intense worries or fears.

¨ Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so.

¨ Not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight.

¨ Repeated use of alcohol or drugs.

IF YOU NOTICE THESE WARNING SIGNS, TALK TO A TRUSTED ADULT.

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If you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves or others call:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

 

Crisis Text Line:

free, confidential 24-hour service accessible via the number 741741

 

Crisis Prevention and Response Team:

is available to assist with someone who is experiencing, or is at risk of, a psychological crisis, and requires mental health intervention.

Call 914-925-5959 or visit their website

Teen Line:

Open 9 p.m.-1 a.m. ET

310-855-HOPE (4673)

OR text “TEEN” to 839863 (8:30 p.m.—12:30 a.m.)

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Helpful Websites:

www.strengthofus.org

www.reachouthere.com

www.ok2talk.org

www.halfofus.com

www.teenshealth.org

www.eachmindmatters.org

www.suicideispreventable.org

 

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