Emotional dysregulation (ED) can be distressing and debilitating to the individual, family, friends and colleagues. It can be difficult to treat and can manifest in numerous ways, including: anger, sadness, anxiety, aggression, mood and general behaviours. Psychotherapy and medications can work, but not in all cases, and the latter can have some negative side effects.
Many young people experience symptoms of distress without meeting criteria for a diagnosis. This research will target the core underlying dysregulation believed to be at the heart of psychological distress in young people, that is, emotional dysregulation.
The following links contain more information about mental health and young people. They also include information about various treatment options available for you, your family or whānau.
If you are worried about the safety of yourself or someone you love, mental health crisis support can be found at the following places.
Youthline 0800 376 633, freetext 234, Web Chat Counselling – Youthline
Kidsline 0800 942 8787
Healthline (Available 24/7) 0800 611 116
The Low Down, freetext 5626
Suicide Crisis Helpline (Available 24/7) 0800 543 354 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Crisis Resolution Services (Available 24/7) (Canterbury ONLY) 0800 920 092
I Need Help Now | Mental Health Foundation Where you’ll find contact details of your local Mental Health Crisis Team.
For more information on Te Puna Toiora (Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group), check out: