The shift from high school to adulthood can be stressful for many 18 to 24-year-olds. The demands of college or the workforce can quickly become overwhelming, even for those enthusiastic about the transition. For most young adults, there is never just one cause, but a mix of emotions and situations that can lead to suicidal thoughts. Feelings of anxiety, depression and more are common as teens and young adults encounter a mix of new situations, relationships and pressures. If you have experienced any of the challenges listed below, speak up and have hope – there is help available.
- Relationship problems or breakups with friends, boyfriend or girlfriend
- Sexual orientation and gender identity
- Pressure to perform
- Financial or academic stress
- Feeling alone or homesick
- Feeling isolated, misunderstood or overwhelmed
- Drug and alcohol use
- Not enough sleep
Remember, no matter what you or your friend might be experiencing, there is support available! Don’t be afraid to speak up and seek help.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis or medical emergency, call toll-free at 800.273.8255. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
Connect with Community Behavioral Health Services
To schedule an appointment with a mental health professional in the Indianapolis area, call 317.621.5700.
Text "IN" to 741741
Connect with a trained mental health responder quickly and easily from your phone.
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