Most people feel in emotional crisis at some point in their lives. For many this passes quite quickly but for others the feeling can be overwhelming, last for a considerable time or can keep reoccurring. If you feel you need someone to talk to about your problems you should speak to your GP. If your surgery is closed or you need to speak to someone urgently the following organisations should prove useful.
The NHS Lanarkshire Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a specialist service for infants, children and young people.
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the national approach to improving the health and well being of children and young people.
Guest editors, Jude and Matthew, have pulled together this section, all about mental health. Jude and Matthew are on a Foundation Apprenticeship, and also help support mental health within their school.
Everyone has temporary feelings of anxiety or worry from time to time. However, you may have an anxiety disorder if persistent worry and anxiety interferes with your life.
There are many common questions about mental health; however for urgent enquiries please contact your local GP.
It can be frightening experiencing mental health problems and you may feel alone. If this is the first time you've experienced the symptoms, you might not know what is happening. There are a number of steps you can take:
If you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis and might be a risk to themselves or someone else, see our ‘Get help’ button at the top of the page for immediate help.
There are a number of ways you can support friends or relatives who are struggling with mental health problems: