Self-Care 101: Warning Signs of a Mental Illness

Doctors tend to diagnose mental illness by looking at the symptoms you have. A quick diagnosis is critical because it can help you to get the right treatment and it can also help you to really feel more confident in your situation.


If you find that you are withdrawing into yourself and if you find that you just don’t want to hang out with your friends as much as you once did, then this could be a sign that you are sinking into depression. You may want to stay at home more, or even go to your room. Of course, there is nothing wrong with having some “you” time but at the end of the day, you have to understand that spending time alone along with losing interest in general activities can be a warning sign. If you want to try and help yourself here, then you need to try and make sure that you are looking after your mental health and that you try and reach out to others so you can explain the way that you feel.

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Emotional Outbursts

When you look at the other side of the spectrum, you will soon see that there are other features of mental illness as well. You may find that you are more irritable than usual and that you are simply not able to cope with things as well as you once could. If you have bipolar disorder, then you may find that you end up speaking quite fast or even that you spend lots of money. If you are concerned about your money or your mental health because you are in the middle of a divorce then it may benefit you to seek out a divorce financial order.

Having a Hard Time Concentrating

When you have depression, you may have a hard time focusing or even remembering things. It may be that you feel muddled when you are trying to do routine tasks or even that you are more indecisive than normal. Similar problems can occur if you are suffering from schizophrenia. Other mental illnesses can make you experience issues, including having difficulty remembering the bills that need to be paid or even navigating bills.

Sleeping Problems

Did you know that over 80% of people who have a mental illness often have a problem with sleep? This is especially noticeable if you have anxiety or even depression. It may be that you are sleeping far too much or too little. On the flip side, you may find that you end up tossing and turning and that this really works against you.

Of course, if you want to help yourself here, then it helps to talk to someone about your problems and it also helps to try and talk to your doctor as well. When you do, you can count on them to give you all of the emotional support you need to really move past the issues you are having and get on the road to recovery with your mental and physical health.

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