Location: 246 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Medina, OH 44256 Phone: (330) 723-9642 Fax: (330) 723-9643 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
CRISIS INTERVENTION FOR ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
WHERE TO TURN IN TIMES OF IMMEDIATE NEED
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP CALL THE CRISIS HOTLINE: (330) 725-9195
If you are worried that someone you care about is struggling with mental health and needs immediate assistance, please contact one of the following agencies for help:
Did you know that children and teens can develop the same mental health disorders and conditions as adults, but their symptoms may be different or difficult to identify? Your child or teen might need help if he or she:
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
OhioGuidestone (440) 260-8300
Alternative Paths, Inc. (330) 725-9195
• Often feels very angry or very worried • Can't sleep or eat • Is unable to enjoy pleasurable activities anymore
• Hurts other people or destroys property • Has low or no energy • Feels like he/she can't control their own emotions
Mental health problems can be treated. If you are a child or teen, talk to your parents, school counselor, or health care provider. If you are a parent and need help starting a conversation with your child or teen about mental health, visit www.mentalhealth.gov. Contact one of our provider agencies; Alternative Paths or OhioGuidestone for assistance. You can also visit NIMH's Help for Mental Illness webpage. If you or your child is thinking about harming yourself, get help immediately. You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Alternative Paths Crisis Hotline at (330) 725-9195.
• Isolates themself and avoids social interactions • Feels grief for a long time after a loss • Uses drugs or alcohol • Exercises, diets and/or binge-eats obsessively
• Has thoughts of suicide • Harms her/himself, such as cutting or burning his/her skin • Thinks his/her mind is controlled or out of control or hears voices
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by craving, seeking, and use that can persist even with the knowledge of negative consequences.
Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a persons' thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the daily demands of life.
Assistance for those in need of support, crisis intervention, and help promoting their rights.