How’s your mental health? 

Our mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act — and how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

We all struggle sometimes … You’re also not alone if you’re feeling the effects and fallout of a year-long pandemic and lockdown. 

But how do you identify mental-health warning signs and know when it’s time to reach out for professional help?

Here are some signs to watch for:

  • Excessive worrying or fear
  • Feeling excessively sad or low
  • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
  • Avoiding friends and social activities
  • Difficulties understanding or relating to other people
  • Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy
  • Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Difficulty perceiving reality
  • Inability to perceive changes in one’s own feelings, behavior or personality 
  • Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs
  • Multiple physical ailments without obvious causes (headaches, stomach aches, vague “aches and pains”)
  • Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress
  • An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance

Children often have behavioral symptoms since they’re still learning to identify and talk about their emotions. Symptoms in children can include changes in school performance, anxiety that manifests in avoiding bed or school, hyperactive behavior, nightmares, disobedience, and aggression.


Please reach out or get more info here if this sounds like you or your child —>