Teen Mental Health Resources

Finding Help in Lexington, NC
Suicide Is Never the Answer.

Thoughts of suicide can be frightening. But we can avoid devastating outcomes by reaching out for help or checking in with friends and family. Suicidal thoughts are a symptom, just like any other – they can be treated and improve over time. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available for Lexington, NC..

  • Call 911 if you need emergency medical assistance for a life-or-death situation involving yourself or others.
  • 988 has been designated the new three-digit dialing code to route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Available for calls, webchats, or texts. Available 24/7. Call or text 988, or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
  • If you, or someone you know, needs help with a substance abuse or mental health disorder, contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or texting your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U), or using SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help.

Mental Health Treatment Options
If you’re wondering where to go for mental health help, here are some of the types of places you can go that are easily accessible to you in Davidson County:
If you have access, your first action should be to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. They can provide initial mental health screenings, refer you to mental health specialists, and help you develop a well-documented paper trail of your quest for mental health support. If you have an appointment scheduled soon with your primary care provider and are struggling to maintain your mental health, voice your concerns and ask for help.

To find a therapist, use one of the resources listed under the NC Alliance of YMCAs Finding Help page.

To find specific culturally competent care (therapists who may share your background or culture), use one of the resources listed under the NC Alliance of YMCAs Mental Health in Marginalized Groups page.

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About Mental Health

From a young age, we're taught that you should visit the doctor when you feel physical pain or discomfort. But what do you do when the pain and discomfort are coming from your thoughts and emotions?

While physical illnesses affect part of your body, mental illnesses affect your emotions, thinking, or behavior— and sometimes a combination of the three. Left untreated, mental illnesses can impact your ability to:

  • do well in school or at work
  • maintain healthy relationships
  • manage day-to-day tasks
  • and so much more...

Even though diagnosing a mental illness is not as straightforward as diagnosing a physical illness (like a broken leg or a cold), they are all health conditions with life-saving treatments available.
The YMCA of Lexington Has the Teen Mental Health Resources You Need.

The Y recognizes the significant impact that experiences tied to identity, real-life events, and stress have
on young people’s mental health.
Therefore, we are committed to doing everything possible to destigmatize mental health issues, support
Lexington, NC, and provide the education and resources our young people are looking for.
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Mental Illness is Nothing to be Ashamed of

Mental Illness Doesn’t Have a “Face”

You're Not Alone in Davidson County

The J. Smith Young YMCA Has the Teen Mental Health Resources You Need.