While there often is a trigger for illnesses like depression and anxiety, such as the loss of a loved one or a huge shift in circumstances, mental health issues can often manifest without a trigger and without you necessarily noticing.
The most common mental health issues we talk about are depression and anxiety – and while equally serious and debilitating, there are a variety of different mental health disorders that require specific treatments.
- Sudden changes in thoughts and behaviour
- Sadness and melancholy
- Excessive worrying and paranoia
- Inability to enjoy activities and hobbies you once enjoyed
- Social withdrawal – consciously or not
- Changes in sleeping and eating habits
- Persistent anger and irritability
- Delusions or out of character thoughts
- Seeing or hearing things that aren’t there
- Suicidal thoughts
Ask someone you trust to give their assessment of your behaviour – whether the way you act and interpret other people has changed in the time you have known them.
You should speak to your GP about your symptoms, and they can put you forward for NHS treatment, and help refer you to private practices if that is what you prefer.
There are also many national and local charities which offer various support services, such as:
• helplines and listening services
• information and signposting
• other services such as peer support, talking therapies, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support.
Samaritans are a free and impartial charity which provides emotional support to anyone suffering from distress.
You can call them on 116 123, or email email@example.com.
Source:Daily Express :: Health Feed