When Should I Get Help?
Common concerns should be addressed with a counselor or your Primary Care Provider (PCP):
- Anxieties, including worries or fears, that interfere with your day
- Depression or low mood that lasts more than a week
- Unstable or rapidly changing mood that changes unpredictability
- Confusion or problems with concentration and learning
- Unexplained or lasting irritability or anger
- Avoiding activities or friends that you used to enjoy
- Difficulties with social relationships, or having a hard time being able to relate to others
- Sleeping difficulties, such as sleeping too much or being excessively tired
- Changes in eating habits; either overeating or lack of appetite
- Changes in sexual desires
- Changes in physical health without underlying conditions (such as headaches, stomach aches, or “aches and pains”)
Urgent Issues should be treated immediately:
- Substance use or concerns of substance use disorder
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicidal thoughts
If you believe that your life or someone else’s life is in danger, you should call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately.
If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.