Mental Health in Adolescence

Mental Health in Adolescence

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Mental Health in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of growth, change and challenge. Teenagers face many stresses and are known for their moodiness. It’s important to realize when a teen’s sadness or withdrawal is something more serious.  

According to the National Mental Health Information Center, consideration should be given to seeking professional help when a teenager: 

  • Experiences persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness or worthlessness 
  • Often feels very angry or very worried  
  • Feels grief for a long time after a loss or death 
  • Thinks his/her mind is controlled or out of control 
  • Uses alcohol or drugs 
  • Exercises, diets and/or binges/eats obsessively 
  • Hurts other people or destroys property 
  • Does reckless things that could harm themselves or others 
 
 

 

To schedule an appointment please call (814) 664-7761. 

If you need emergency mental health services, contact Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 and/or to go to the local emergency room for assessment. Life-saving assistance in emergency situations can be obtained from the Fire Department, Police Department, or Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911. You can also dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis hotline.