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Depression

What is depression?

Depression is a very common emotional illness that makes you feel intensely sad or hopeless. It affects an estimated one in 15 adults per year in the U.S.

How do I know if I have depression?

If you experience some of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, consider professional help.

  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Not being able to function at work or school
  • Having headaches, digestive disorders, nausea, pain with no medical basis
  • Crying more than usual
  • Having thoughts of death or suicide
  • Lacking energy, always feeling tired
  • Having slowed thinking
  • Experiencing a loss of interest in daily activities
  • Experiencing a loss of sex drive
  • Always feeling sad, anxious, worthlessness or hopeless
  • Feeling restless, agitated or irritable

What should I do if I need help?

Contact us to learn more about depression and how we can help. If you feel like you need immediate help, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

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Self-harm

 

What is self-harm?

Self-harm means hurting yourself on purpose. This includes cutting, hitting, burning and anything that causes pain and damage to your body.

 

What should I do if I’m hurting myself?

Try to remove yourself from any object that you may use to hurt yourself and leave any situation that might make you feel like hurting yourself. Then, tell someone so they can help you. That someone can be any adult that you trust – parents, teachers, police officers, doctors, therapists.

Contact us to learn more about how to overcome self-harm in your life. If you feel like you need immediate help, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you.

 

Why do people self-harm?

People hurt themselves because it’s a way to control the emotional pain that they’re feeling in other parts of their lives.

Self-harm is a temporary solution to a long-lasting problem, and it can leave long-lasting consequences such as scars and other mental and emotional health issues. Instead of hurting yourself, talk to a therapist about they can help.

 


Being a teenager is hard. That’s why we have answers to a lot of common questions that teens might have – about mental health, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships, social media and internet safety, bullying and more on our TEEN PAGE.


If you are a teen or parent in crisis, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you now.

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Suicide

What is suicide?

Suicide means causing yourself to die.

What should I do if I’m thinking about suicide or if I know someone who is?

Call a Centerstone Crisis Line or the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. Both lines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential.

If you know someone who is considering suicide, do not leave him or her alone. Try to get your loved one to seek immediate help from his or her doctor or hospital emergency room, or call 911.

Remove any access he or she may have to guns or other potential tools for suicide, including medications.

Tell someone so they can help you. That someone can be any adult that you trust – parents, teachers, police officers, doctors, therapists.

What should I do if I need help?

Contact us to learn more about suicide prevention and how we can help. If you feel like you need immediate help, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

Is suicide a big problem in the world?

Yes. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the second leading cause of death among individuals between ages 10 and 34.

According to the Jason Foundation, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease, combined.

Each day, in the U.S., there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7 – 12 to take their own life.

 

Frequently asked questions

Are there warning signs for suicide?

Yes, the following are common warning signs for people who are thinking about suicide:

  • talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • talking about being a burden to others
  • increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • sleeping too little or too much
  • withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • displaying extreme mood swings

Do people who threaten suicide just want the attention?

No. People who threaten suicide should always be taken seriously. Helping people who say they are thinking about suicide may save their life. 

Can suicide be prevented?

Yes. Learn more about the Zero Suicide Initiative and read our latest Health & Wellness articles on suicide prevention.

If you are in crisis, please call our crisis lines, call 911, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or visit the nearest emergency room.

If you need help dealing with depression or have other mental health concerns, contact us today.

We know that there isn’t one solution that works for everyone, so our treatment options include you in the decision-making process.

 


Being a teenager is hard. That’s why we have answers to a lot of common questions that teens might have – about mental health, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships, social media and internet safety, bullying and more on our TEEN PAGE.


If you are a teen or parent in crisis, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you now.