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How to Spot the Signs of Poor Mental Health

Have you noticed a friend withdrawing from social interactions or disappearing from social media? Do they seem easily irritable or behaving differently than usual?

These could be signs of underlying struggles. Changes in behavior often indicate mental health challenges. If you observe such changes in a friend, it’s crucial to reach out and check in with them.

We have put together different groups of ways someone could be exhibiting signs of poor mental health.

poor mental health guide

Physical Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Muscle Tension / Back Ache
  • Tight Jaw / Grinding Teeth
  • Raised Heart Rate / Faster Breathing
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Stomach Problems
  • Difficulty Sleeping

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Excessive Worry About the Past or Future
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Panic Attacks
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Memory Lapses / Forgetting Things
  • Difficulty Making Decisions
  • Unable to Think Clearly

Behavioural Symptoms

  • Avoiding & Blaming Others
  • Eating More, Eating Less or Comfort Eating
  • Using Alcohol, Substances or Smoking
  • Snapping at Others
  • Becoming more Accident Prone
  • Biting Nails
  • Fidgeting
  • Self-Harm

Emotional Symptoms

  • Irritable
  • Frightened
  • Worried/anxious
  • Angry
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Fear
  • Shame
  • Crying

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