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Why It Is Important To Understand The Signs Of Mental Health Conditions

Why It Is Important To Understand The Signs Of Mental Health Conditions

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Written by Steven Gamble from Man-Anchor

Just like knowing CPR (resuscitation) to protect your friends and family I think it’s equally important to understand the signs of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

The knowledge of both these skills may not be put into practice on a regular basis, however, the one time you do need to, it could change or potentially save someone's life.

Here are common signs of depression & anxiety to look out for:

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• Feeling sad, ‘flat’ or down most of the time (for two weeks or more)

• Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy (for two weeks or more)

• Feeling tired or lacking energy and motivation

• Moodiness that is out of character

• Increased irritability and frustration

• Increased alcohol and drug use

• Changes in your weight or appetite

• Having problems sleeping or sleeping all the time

• Feeling worthless or guilty

• Feeling restless, edgy or slowed down

• Having difficulty concentrating or making decisions

• Thinking repeatedly about death or suicide

Please know there is help out there.

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Is there someone you know who might like a phone call from you?

Are you recognising any of the above symptoms in a friend or family member?

#letstalk

Please speak up.  Nothing is a problem unless you have spoken to someone.

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