Mental health affects us all.
Whether or not we realize it, our mental health dictates our emotional wellbeing as well as our energetic ability to perform certain tasks. More and more, people are saying that it’s just as important to care for our mental health as it is our physical health.
But mental health issues are complicated. Often, if someone is suffering from poor mental health, they might be too embarrassed to seek help or have told themselves that would be too much of a burden on other people.
Also, mental health services are expensive, so many people wait until something can no longer be ignored to get help.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 3 signs you should not wait any longer to get assistance. Read more about them below!
1. You Have Thoughts of Suicide or Homicide
This should be your number 1 red flare.
If you feel your life is no longer worth living, or that the only way out of a situation is to harm yourself or someone else, you should seek help immediately.
You may do so by either contacting a hotline, admitting yourself to the hospital or reaching out to a counselor or psychiatrist.
You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you don’t feel like talking on the phone, you can text the Crisis Text Line.
2. You Are Having a Difficult Time Completing Tasks
Do you feel like you’re always running on empty?
Is it becoming increasingly difficult for you to complete tasks because you feel you have no energy for them?
This is actually a very prominent sign of several mental health issues, including major depressive disorder. Not feeling our emotional best is energetically taxing, leaving us with limited energy to complete our daily responsibilities.
In general, if anything in your life has reached a point that it interferes with your ability to complete necessary tasks, it is time to seek treatment.
3. You Have Lost Interests Due to Mental Health Issues
Does the world feel numb and gray to you, no matter what you do? Do the things that used to bring you joy now no longer hold the same happiness?
If this sounds like you, you may want to get treatment.
It’s important for us to have interests and things we love to do. If the rest of someone’s day has been very difficult and stressful, they can offset some of the difficulty through the things they love.
Many people who suffer from mental health issues report feeling as if everything has lost interest and meaning to them. This can contribute to feelings of hopelessness and desperation.
You Are Not Alone
If you’re feeling this way, it’s easy to think you are alone. After all, other people often seem to live happy lives and do not seem to struggle in the same way.
Please know you are not alone.
In fact, at least 20% of Americans report experiencing mental health issues each year. And those numbers are likely higher because those are just the people who came forward.
If you’re in need of medical services, please check us out today!