How Do I Know If I Need Help?

How do you FEEL?

  • Stressed to the breaking point

  • Exhausted

  • Resentful of others

  • Guilty about things you say or do

  • Hopeless, because you have tried everything

  • Under pressure

  • Overwhelmed

  • Out of control

  • Desire to escape or run away from your life

What do you NOTICE?

  • You say or do things that surprise you, yourself

  • You can’t stop thinking or worrying about what’s happening

  • Things only seem to be getting worse

  • Your difficulties occur in more than one situation

  • Other people don’t seem to have these difficulties

  • Your darkest fantasies are becoming more difficult to ignore

  • Your stress disrupts your everyday life

If you experience 3 or more of these symptoms, you may benefit from consulting with a psychologist for support, therapy, or assistance.

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Woman on Window Sill

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Help?

How do you FEEL?

  • Stressed to the breaking point

  • Worn out every day

  • Resentful of others

  • Guilty about things you say or do to your kids

  • Hopeless, because you have tried everything

  • My child is out of control (or heading there quickly)

  • Overwhelmed, your family cannot continue like this

  • On the edge, walking on eggshells

  • Desire to escape or run away from your life

What do you NOTICE?

  • You say or do things that surprise you, yourself

  • You can’t stop thinking or worrying about what’s happening

  • Things only seem to be getting worse

  • Other families don’t seem to have these difficulties

  • Your darkest fantasies are becoming more difficult to ignore

  • Your child’s distress disrupts your family’s everyday life

If you (or your child) experience 3 or more of these symptoms, you may benefit from consulting with a psychologist for support, therapy, or assistance.

How Do I Know If My Marriage Needs Help?

How do you FEEL?

  • I resent my partner

  • Stressed-out all the time

  • Emotionally exhausted

  • I consider having an affair

  • I am having or have had an affair

  • We avoid each other

  • I prefer being alone or with others, over being with my partner

  • Guilty about things you say or do

  • Hopeless, because you have tried everything

  • I feel as though I cannot trust my partner

  • I can’t get past my anger toward my partner

  • I am unable to forgive him/her

  • Desire to escape or run away from your life

What do you NOTICE?

  • We spend a lot less time together than before

  • We argue but do not resolve the issues

  • We say or do hurtful things to each other

  • Things only seem to be getting worse

  • We are no longer intimate with one another

  • Other people don’t seem to have these difficulties

  • Your darkest fantasies are becoming more difficult to ignore

If you experience 3 or more of these symptoms, you may benefit from consulting with a psychologist for support, therapy, or assistance.

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In Class

For Teachers:

Does Your Student Need

Professional Help?

How do you FEEL?

  • Stressed to the breaking point

  • Resentful of this student

  • Fatigued every day

  • Frustrated because you don’t know how to make it better

  • Jealous of your co-worker or supervisor

  • Hopeless because you’ve tried everything

  • Guilty about how things are going

  • No longer enjoying the teaching experience

  • Overwhelmed because it’s just not working

What do you NOTICE?

  • This student’s behavior is disruptive to your class

  • Problematic behavior happens more frequently or in different settings

  • The behavior affects other students

  • You say or do things that surprise you, yourself

  • Difficulties seem to be getting worse or more disturbing

  • You feel you don’t have a “handle” on the situation

  • Other students are now copying or repeating the behavior

  • This student is out of your control or worse, the class is becoming out of control

  • You prefer to be away from this student or have someone else deal with him/her

  • Other students might have these issues, but the behaviors are not so problematic

If you experience any of these difficulties, you would probably benefit from consulting with a psychologist.