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:

Learn More 

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  of 
Mental Health 

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

Suicidal thoughts

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.

If you or someone you care about is thinking about harming themself, get help immediately.
You can call
911 or Crisis & Behavioral Health Helpline at (330) 725-9195