How Do I Know If I Need Help?

Mental Health
2. Getting Started


How Do I Know If I Need Help?

If you are struggling with your emotions and/or behavior, it is important to seek help for your mental health. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, or if you have any concerns at all about your mental health, you should speak with your caseworker or your lawyer as soon as possible.

  • Do you often feel depressed, anxious, angry, irritable, or stressed out?
  • Do you cut, burn, or injure yourself in any way?
  • Do you ever think about suicide? Have you ever threatened or attempted suicide?
  • Do you often feel hopeless, guilty, or empty?
  • Have you experienced any changes in your appetite, sleep pattern, energy level, or enjoyment of activities?
  • Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or hallucinations related to a past stressful or traumatic event?
  • Do you have trouble paying attention in school or listening to others?
  • Do you have trouble understanding what you are learning in school?
  • Do you have trouble controlling your anger?
  • Do you ever experience hallucinations, either seeing or hearing things that aren’t there?
  • Do you ever experience episodes of extreme fear or anxiety that come on suddenly and without warning?
  • Do you regularly engage in impulsive or risky behavior?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol?