988 suicide and crisis hotline

If you are in crisis or need support, call or text 988 - The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which is available 24/7,
go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911.

Things are generally okay, but I’m starting to struggle. It’s getting tougher to concentrate, my appetite has changed, and I’m having a hard time getting out of bed. I’ve been more distracted and stressed than usual, and I feel overwhelmed, irritated, sad, and moody. I just feel a little “off.”

What does that feel like?

  • Everything feels overstimulating or overwhelming.
  • I have no energy.
  • No one understands what I’m going through.
  • I can’t do anything right.
  • I’m falling behind.
  • I don’t feel at home in my body.

What does that look like?

  • Pushing people away.
  • Struggling to manage emotions.
  • Struggling to adjust to college or stay organized.
  • Avoiding people, classes, activities, and events.
  • Sleeping more or less than usual.
  • Eating more or less than usual.

How can I start feeling better?

Try on Your Own

  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member about how you’re feeling.
  • Meet with a medical provider if you are sick, not feeling well, or think something is wrong.
  • Take a break to spend time on your hobbies or other things you enjoy.
  • Set simple yet achievable goals.
  • Create a daily routine.
  • Use a planner or calendar to stay organized.
  • Take care of your basic needs:
    • Eat regular meals that nurture your body
    • Get enough sleep each night (7-8 hours)
    • Drink plenty of water (8-10 eight-ounce glasses)
    • Get some physical activity every day (at least 30 minutes)
  • Spend time outside in the sun.
  • Socialize with friends and family (call, text, visit, video chat).
  • Focus on your spirituality or faith.
  • Sign out of social media for short periods of time.

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