WE CAN HELP
People with suicidal thoughts or intent, or thoughts of harming others, need immediate
attention and are advised to call 911 or go to their nearest emergency center.
It can be a challenge to maintain our mental health in our current fast-paced culture of high-stress and hard work, where we’re constantly trying to juggle the demands of work, family and other commitments. It is vitally important that we take time out for ourselves on a regular basis to check in with our own personal needs and desires. While it’s true that some mental disorders have strong genetic underpinnings that may be out of our control, it is equally true that our ways of thinking and looking at the world, as well as our individual daily behaviors, contribute significantly to our overall levels of well-being. At NFIH we firmly believe that it is within everyone’s reach to be happy, feel valued and successful, but it takes desire, introspection, knowledge, and perseverance to become a better person today than you were yesterday.
NEED HELP DECIDING IF YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SEEING A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed below, and the symptoms are causing serious problems in your ability to study, work or relate to others, you should consider making an appointment to see a mental health professional.
Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others
Drop in functioning
An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks
Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain
Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations
Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity
A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality
Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult
Fear or suspicion of others or a strong nervous feeling
Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior
Sleep or appetite changes
Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care
Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings