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Know the signs of mental illness:

  • Sleep or appetite changes: Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care.
  • Mood changes: Rapid or dramatic shifts in emotions or depressed feelings, greater irritability.
  • Withdrawal: Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. 
  • Drop in functioning: An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, or difficulty performing familiar tasks.
  • Problems thinking: Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain. 
  • Increased sensitivity: Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations. 
  • Apathy: Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity. 
  • Feeling disconnected: A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality.
  • Illogical thinking: Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult. 
  • Nervousness: Fear or suspiciousness of others or a strong nervous feeling. 
  • Unusual behavior: odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior. 
  • Changes in work: Increased absenteeism, worsening performance, difficulties in relationships with peers and co-workers.