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Your late teen years can be an exciting but stressful time. It is also pretty common for the first signs of mental health problems to show up at this age. If you are unsure about whether your symptoms are part of typical life stress or something more, talk to someone about it. Talking to a professional about your mental health concerns can be a helpful way to ease through important life transitions. Explore Each Mind Matters resources to find out how to help yourself or a friend.
GritX is an online and app-based mental wellness tool to improve youth resilience and wellbeing. Through innovative and engaging technology, students interact with this resource to learn new skills, coping techniques, prevention strategies, and self-care tools to support mental wellness.
Pain isn't always obvious. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about pain, thoughts of suicide, and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation, and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference. Learn more about signs, starting a conversation and where to reach out for support.
NAMI-OC conducts free educational programs and support groups, addressing every aspect of mental health. Visit NAMI-OC’s website or follow them on social media to learn more about free programs, mental health education, support groups, and advocacy efforts.