How to Know if Your Mental Health is Failing

How to Know if Your Mental Health is Failing

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will feel anxious or tired at some point in your life— but having several of these symptoms at the same time, could be a

27 Jul, 2022

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will feel anxious or tired at some point in your life— but having several of these symptoms at the same time, could be a sign that you have  a mental illness, Or your mental health is declining. If these symptoms persist for a long time, it can affect your daily activities. The following symptoms could be signs of mental health problems.

 

DIFFICULTY FALLING ASLEEP OR OVERSLEEPING

If you are getting little to no sleep, it is a sign that there might be something wrong with your mental health. Sleeping issues includes; trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Oversleeping has been linked to depression—people who suffer from depression tend to oversleep.

CONSTANT FATIGUE

Constant fatigue is another sign. You'd constantly feel drained and exhausted for no reason. You'd find it difficult to perform certain task. If you've noticed this, you should take it as a sign that you might be struggling with your mental health

CHANGE IN APPETITE

There are so many ways depression and anxiety can affect your appetite. Stress and anxiety sometimes results to a loss of appetite, as you won't feel hungry or have the energy to eat. You might not eat enough—or you might eat so much. If you've noticed a drastic change in your weight, please see a doctor.

PHYSICAL PAIN

Research shows that up to 50% of people with chronic pain conditions experience symptoms of depression. Conditions such as depression and anxiety can also cause upset stomach, changes in digestion, body aches, headaches, and other symptoms

If are always having random aches and pains and there is nothing wrong with your physical health, you should consider checking your mental health

AVOIDANCE

Another sign is avoidance. You might tend to avoid people or activities you feel might make you feel worse, or you might avoid people in general, isolating yourself from the world.

IRRITABILITY AND UNSTABLE EMOTIONS

If you experience irritation, anger, or mood swings, snap at people easily and have extreme emotional breakdowns, it could be a sign that your mental health is declining.

Early detection is key to fighting the war against mental illness. Immediately you sense your mental health is declining, speak to a trained healthcare practitioner. Mental illnesses are more common than you think, it isn't a death sentence.