For Teens

Mental Health

Being a teen can be tough! Are you or a friend struggling with mental health issues? This section will help you better understand your feelings and how to get help. You’re not alone in this and we are here to help you.

Depression

Depression is a serious mental health condition that causes a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities.

Signs of Depression - healthline.com

  • Feeling sad, irritable, or tearful
  • Decrease in activities you previously found pleasurable
  • Lack of energy
  • Hard time concentrating
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Problems sleeping
  • Thoughts of harming oneself

There is help! We have a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that can provide support.

Please call Loretta Felder – (716) 631-3510 Ext ext. 230

Treatment can include counseling and medication.

Crisis Services: 24/7 response

http://crisisservices.org/

If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone right away (night or day). If you have feelings like you want to harm yourself or other, may have been a victim of sexual assault, partner violence or emotional concerns and you just don’t know what to do, the Crisis Services team can provide you with support and guide you through this difficult time.

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Buffalo & Erie County
716-831-7007

Anxiety

Intense, excessive and constant worry and fear about everyday situations.

Signs of Anxiety

  • Physical signs – racing heartbeat, rapid breathing, muscle tension, sweaty palms and nausea, trembling hands or legs and uncontrollable urge to cry
  • Other signs – excessive fear and worry, restlessness, feeling on edge

There’s help! Treatment can be counseling and medication

We have a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that can help.

Loretta Felder – (716) 631-3510 ext. 230

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious changes in eating habits that can lead to major, even life-threatening health problems.

  • Anorexia – when a teen does not eat enough calories out of an intense fear of becoming fat
  • Bulimia – when a teen overeats (binging) and purges (gets rid) the food by vomiting or using a laxative to prevent weight gain
  • Binge eating – when a teen gorge themselves with food rapidly but does not purge.

There’s help! Treatment can be counseling and medication

We have a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that can help.

Loretta Felder – (716) 631-3510 ext. 230