Mental Health

Signs of Poor Mental Health

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What is Mental health

Not everybody is mentally ill but poor mental health is common. Mental health is the state of a human being with regards to emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It is crucial in our everyday life from childhood to adulthood.

What are some common signs of poor mental health

  • Excessive eating
  • Poor appetite
  • Sleeping longer than usual or less than usual
  • Withdrawal from friends or loved ones
  • Having low mood and low energy
  • Uninterested in things that used to be fun
  • Engaging in harmful and risky behaviour such as smoking or drinking excessively
  • Having persistent and severe mood swings
  • Having suicidal thoughts

If you have any of the above signs, tell a friend whom you can trust, this can help unburden you. You can also dial any mental health helplines available.

READ: Talking To Doctors About Suicide – Your Doctorcare247 Guide

Likewise, if you have anyone displaying any of the above signs, reach out to them and be there for them. It can go a long way. Also, refer them to the helplines available.

Ultimately, speak to a doctor or a mental health professional for professional help.

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