When to Notify Professionals
  It’s not easy to know when to notify a professional. But here are some guidelines.
When you notice changes...
The following changes may indicate they're struggling—and may require professional intervention.
  • Changes in mood—irritability, sadness, worry
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • New friendships based on risky behavior
  • Sleep and/or eating habit disruptions
When in doubt
If the situation seems unclear, consult others in your life (without breaking confidentiality.)
When you just don't know
Don't try to take on something beyond what you have knowledge and expertise on. Support them by recommending professional help and offer to help them find it.