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Mental Wellness

Mental wellness is a positive state of mental health. It is more than the absence of mental illness. ... Being mentally well means that your mind is in order and functioning in your best interest. You are able to think, feel and act in ways that create a positive impact on your physical and social well-being.

What to do if you're struggling:

As a high schooler, life can often feel overwhelming. Whether that stems from family and relationship issues, academic stress and anxiety, or pressure to make big life decisions about college and the future. Stressing to make good grades while balancing between academics and home life can easily lead to depression and anxiety.


Signs that you might be depressed:​

  • Feeling sad, angry, or irritable.

  • Feeling hopeless or empty.

  • Losing interest in regular activities.

  • Feeling guilty or worthless.

  • Insomnia or sleeping too much.

  • Changes in appetite.

  • Use of drugs or alcohol.

  • Thoughts of self harm or suicide.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should talk to a friend, family member, or trusted adult. If you have had thoughts of self harm or suicide talk to a parent or counselor immediately.  

Where else you can find help:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

  • Burrell Center - Child and Adolescent Services

  • Kids Under Twenty One

  • Lost & Found Grief Center

  • I Pour Life

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