Everyone feels anxious or sad sometimes, but it’s important to be able to recognize when your feelings become overwhelming and more than a temporary experience so you can get the appropriate support when you need it.
According to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum, professional help should be considered when mental health symptoms last for weeks and affect a person’s functioning in daily life. If you or someone you know is impacted by symptoms of mental health challenges, consider getting additional support. It can make a real difference for your mental health and well-being.
If you or someone you know is ready to seek professional help, consider these options from the MHFA curriculum.
If you’re still feeling uncertain about reaching out for professional help, read these articles for other resources and coping mechanisms that may help you on your journey to recovery.