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Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 911, text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273 TALK (8255).

You can also contact The Trevor Project, specializing in supporting the LGBTQ community: call 866.488.7386 or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200.

If someone is threatening their own life or someone else’s life, this is an emergency. If you feel comfortable, you should bring your friend to the Emergency Room, or call 911 or other emergency services immediately. If it’s safe to do so, stay with that person or do what you can to contact them or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

If you see someone behaving dramatically differently than usual, it may signal that this person needs help. If you have a gut feeling that something is not right, you should act on it.

If you or someone you know is struggling, but not in immediate danger, reach out to a mental health/healthcare professional or trusted adult as soon as possible. You can also always text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273 TALK (8255) for 24/7, free, confidential support.

Learn more about emotional health issues and what to do if you’re worried about yourself or someone else: jedfoundation.org/help

Learn how to recognize warning signs on social media that someone may be in distress and how to Help A Friend In Need.

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The World Health Organization defines “mental health” “as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” In using this definition, S2i recognizes that some mental health challenges reflect brain diseases that, like physical diseases, require appropriate stigma-free and patient-centered care and include both mental health and substance use disorders. Other mental health challenges stem from social conditions and marginalization and require different forms of interventions.