Knowing the signs and symptoms of mental health problems may
help you to identify if you, or one of your family members or friends need to
speak to someone.
- Lacking in confidence
- Unable to concentrate
- Relying on alcohol or other drugs
- Withdrawing from close family or friends
- not going out anymore
- "People would be better off without me"
- "It's my fault"
- "I'm a failure"
- "Nothing good ever happens to me"
- Sleep problems
- Feeling sick in the stomach
- Significant weight loss or gain
- Tired all the time
Improving your mental health status is associated with an improved life expectancy, positive social relationships, increased learning, and being more productive. Just because you are mentally healthy doesn’t mean that you never go through bad times or experience emotional problems. It means that you have the tools to manage adversity, trauma and stress.
People manage these things in different ways so find out what works for you, or alternatively speak to your local pharmacist at Blooms the Chemist or your health care professional for some support.