Where to turn in times of need.
If you are worried that someone you care about is struggling with mental health or substance use and is in need of assistance, please contact one of the following agencies for help:
Please visit www.nami.org to learn more about the signs and symptoms of mental health illness.
If you are a child or teen experiencing mental health concerns, 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, please visit mentalhealth.gov. Contact one of our provider agencies Alternative Paths, Catholic Charities, or OhioGuidestone for assistance.
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Health Concerns
Seeing the signs of mental illness isn’t always easy. Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents may including the following:
Excessive worry or fear
Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
Extreme mood changes
Isolation from others and avoiding social activities
Difficulty perceiving reality
Changes in sleeping habits or low energy
Inability to handle common daily activities
Intense fear of weight gain or excessive concern with appearance
Prolonged or strong feelings of anger
Adolescent Mental Health
Did you know that children and teens can develop the same mental health disorders and conditions as adult, but their symptoms may be different or difficult to identify?
Your child or teen might need help if he or she:
Often feels very angry or very worried
Can’t sleep or eat
Is unable to enjoy pleasurable activities anymore
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
Hurts other people or destroys property
Has low or no energy
Feels unable to control emotions
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
Keep in mind
Only a medical professional can accurately diagnose a mental health condition. Information provided by the Medina County ADAMH Board website is not intended to keep anyone from seeking medical treatment under the advice and care of their doctor. There are many effective types of treatment including talk therapy.