When you need it. And if you’re asking yourself this question, the answer may be ‘now’—after all, finding supports before you really need them is a great way to ensure your ongoing wellbeing. This website can help you locate services that can help keep you mentally and physically healthy through times of stress and respond to difficulties in your life with resilience.
If that doesn’t sound like a clear answer to the question, try this: if you think the way you’re feeling or the things you’re doing are changing your life in ways you don’t like—impacting your relationships, disrupting your work or school life, or lessening your enjoyment of life—it may be time to seek support.
There are also tools like the Mental Health Check In that can help you reflect on your mental, physical and social well-being. Families may also want to learn more about how to support their youth, or how youth can support themselves.