There is no clear-cut method in recognizing when a person has a mental illness.

But in the case of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspect in Wednesday’s South Florida shooting, his peers noticed signs of anger, violence and isolation. Experts in Reno say if you know an individual with those types of behaviors, it could be worth it to say something.

"Mental illness isn't something we can just put a picture on and say when you see this you need to be concerned, because it looks different for everybody,” said Novia Anderson, director of clinical services at the Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. “If I'm seeing things on Facebook that this person is posting or this person is walking up and down the halls saying things that just aren't things that we would normally hear those are things that I want to engage an adult with."

And if not a teacher or a parent, then even a mental health agency, says Anderson. The Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital wants anyone to reach out to clinics, anonymous hotlines or even law enforcement if they think they know a person with suicidal or violent tendencies.

“It's having conversations and it's taking away the stigma because people don't want to come forward if they think everyone's going to be judging so we want to take that away and take away this mystery,” said Anderson.

She says that starts with having enough resources for clients. Here in Nevada, we rank last for mental health care, and Anderson wants to change that.

“We're here to help and help educate and help people on their journeys to recovery.”

And the professionals say it's always okay to ask for help and take time to help yourself feel better.

Some resources available in northern Nevada are:

Northern NV Adult Mental Health

480 Galletti Way, Sparks, NV 89431

Phone: (775) 688-2001

Northern Nevada HOPES

580 W 5th Street

Reno, NV 89503

(775) 786-4673

Well Care Behavioral and Medical Clinic

(MedTrans Casal, LLC)

850 Mill Street

Reno, Nevada 89502

Phone: (775) 538-6700

World Health Organization