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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. 


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 thinking
Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain


Increased sensitivity
Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations

Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity

Feeling disconnected
A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality

Illogical thinking
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 

Unusual behavior
Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior 

Sleep or appetite changes
Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care


Mood changes
Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings