Mental health problems don't only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were 24 years old.
Are you having trouble doing the things you like to do or need to do because of how you feel – like going to school, work or hanging out with friends?
Are you having a rough day? Have you been feeling down for a while? Everyone goes through tough times, and no matter how long you’ve had something on your mind, it’s important that you talk to someone about it.
Demi Lovato shares her personal story with mental health problems and offers advice for young adults. If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, it may be helpful to talk about these issues with others.
Talk to your parents or a trusted adult if you experience any of these things:
Learn more about specific mental health problems.
Kay Jamison, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, shares a personal story of hope and recovery from mental health problems. She talks about her treatment and recovery from mental health problems, and the importance of getting care.
You are not alone. Lots of people have been where you are or are there right now. But there are also lots of people who want to help you.
Another way to get help is by talking to someone you trust. This could be a parent, family member, teacher, school counselor, spiritual leader or another trusted adult, who: