Unpack U provides an extensive guide that contains national, local, and Pittsburgh university mental health resources. This resource guide allows college students to find up to date information about academic courses, on-campus resources, student organizations, and additional resources that are offered at their universities and in the Pittsburgh community that can help with their mental well-being.
You might not be certain your friend is displaying worrisome signs regarding their mental health. Here are a few signs to look for as a guide:
- Impulsive behaviors or being more irritated than usual
- Not functioning like their usual selves (i.e., change in habits of how they dress, general appearance, eating or sleep habits)
- Talking about feelings of loneliness or despair
- Excessive worry
- Trouble concentrating
- Substance misuse
You are not alone, and help is always available. Get immediate support 24/7. Reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting START to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free, and everything you tell them is confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.