Young Adults

Most people believe that mental health conditions are rare and “happen to someone else." In fact, mental health conditions are common and widespread. An estimated 44 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year.

Mental Illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common.

Young adults are at a particularly vulnerable time in their development, which might explain why one 1 of every 5 is affected by mental illness.

Common Signs of Mental Health Disorders

  • Long-lasting sadness, irritability, or anger.
  • Extremely high and low moods.
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.
  • Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating)
  • Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety)

A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault — these conditions develop for complicated reasons that researchers are only just starting to understand. But we do know a lot about how you can live well with a mental health condition. You have the power to improve your mental health. And it starts with one conversation.

Experiencing mental health symptoms can be scary and confusing. That’s why speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. It can be hard to know what to say, but start with something like, “I’m not feeling right. I think I need help.

If you’re ready to talk to a professional therapist, we can help. All sessions are 100% confidential. Must be at least age 13 to use this benefit.

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