For younger children
For teens & Young Adults
You can also be prepared by taking Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training.
Know the Warning Signs
Educate yourself so you can recognize warning signs of mental health conditions
Below are some common signs. For additional signs and more information, visit the NAMI website.
Excessive worrying or fear
Feeling excessively sad or low
Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria
Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
Avoiding friends and social activities
Difficulties understanding or relating to other people
Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy
Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
Prevent a crisis. Reach out to one of the warmlines if you need to talk.
Teach Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills
Help children succeed in school and life by teaching social emotional learning (skills). SEL helps them learn to manage emotions, feel empathy and build positive relationships.
Click the chart below from Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to learn more. You can also download a PDF with detailed information.