Signs of mental health issues

Persistent sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness, withdrawal from social activities, and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities may indicate depression.

Intense fear, worry, or anxiety, along with physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat or sweating, could signal an anxiety disorder.

Sudden changes in mood, behavior, or personality, such as irritability, impulsivity, or aggression, may suggest a mood disorder like bipolar disorder.

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions, along with confusion or disorientation, might be signs of cognitive disorders like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Hearing or seeing things that others don't, experiencing paranoia or delusions, or having disorganized thoughts could be symptoms of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.

Experiencing extreme highs and lows in mood, engaging in risky behaviors, and having difficulty maintaining relationships could be indicative of a personality disorder.

Changes in eating or sleeping patterns, unexplained physical ailments, or frequent fatigue might indicate underlying mental health issues.

Suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, or expressions of worthlessness or guilt are serious warning signs that require immediate attention.

1. Substance abuse, including alcohol or drug dependency, might be used as a coping mechanism for underlying mental health problems.

Social withdrawal, decreased performance at work or school, and strained relationships with family and friends can all be indicators of underlying mental health issues.