It’s normal to experience stress, sadness, mood swings, and other types of emotional distress from time to time. When things become more serious, these negative feelings and symptoms can interfere with daily life. Majority of the time, families, partners, teachers, or friends are the first to suspect that their loved one is emotionally struggling.
These struggles can occur from inner feelings, behaviors, or environmental conditions. When these struggles are left untreated, problems with relationships, work, school, sleeping and eating may occur. While these symptoms are more common, others may experience rebellion, developmental issues, substance abuse and more. If you have noticed these changes within yourself or a loved one, it’s important that you seek help to treat these problems.
Signs You or a Loved One May Need a Psychiatric Intervention:
- Confused thinking, delusions, or hallucinations
- Persistent feelings of depression, sadness, irritability, or hopelessness
- Extreme highs or lows in mood
- Excessive fears, worries, or anxieties
- Withdrawal from socializing
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Strong feelings of anger or guilt
- Trouble completing daily tasks, work, or school assignments
- Suicidal thoughts
- Misusing drugs or alcohol
- Excessive or unusual rebellion, theft, vandalism, or skipping school in children or teens