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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms That Mean It's Time to Make the Call.

At times everyone has feelings, experiences, or challenges that can make life feel difficult or cause concern among friends and family. When problems start to seem overwhelming and get in the way of relationships, work, or day-to-day activities, it's time to make the call.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms below, it might be a sign additional support is needed. Call (800) 506-0078 or chat online to learn more about these issues.

  • Anger or mood swings
  • Isolation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Violent outbursts (domestic violence)
  • Reckless behavior
  • Gambling
  • Thinking about hurting or killing yourself
  • Pain
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feeling on edge

Some of these signs and symptoms may be related situations that can be resolved by various problem solving approaches or by taking advantage of confidential resources available online or by phone. Others may be due to underlying physical or emotional problems that can be relieved by treatment. Hope and support are available.

Get support—for whatever you're going through.

Jevon Kearse

“If you're feeling overwhelmed, make the call.”

Jevon Kearse

Problems that lead to distress, or even crisis, can be tied to many different life situations, which can sometimes be difficult to identify or understand. Counselors at The NFL Life Line can help you work through a wide range of questions and problems. Call us if you or someone you know is dealing with any of the following:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Feeling like life is overwhelming
  • An experience causing intense shame or humiliation
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Isolation
  • Difficulty transitioning to life after football or other career transition problems
  • Abuse or violence
  • Economic or job-related problems
  • Physical illness or injury

Whether you are in distress or crisis or if you're concerned about someone in the NFL family who is going through a difficult time and trying to make sense of what's going on—support is here for you. Learn more and get assistance by calling the NFL Life Line at (800) 506-0078 or chatting online.

Reach out. We're here for you.

Trained counselors are standing by to provide confidential support to the entire NFL family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Just call (800) 506-0078 or chat online. You can learn more about the NFL Life Line or gain access to other resources using the links below.