We have recently celebrated, if you will, world mental health day, which is a day that recognizes all of the people suffering with mental health. It’s such a good way of the world showing their support, and extending an arm to lean on during a hard time. Because even if you feel like you’re not struggling with your mental health at the minute, there’s always going to be someone in your life who is, even if they’re not showing it at all. Because it’s often found that people who are suffering with their mental health to the point of a breakdown, are the ones that are smiling from ear to ear, and putting on a show every single day. And it’s not until they reach that point of total breakdown, that people start to take an interest and care. So, this article is going to be all about looking out for those signs of a life that’s going downhill, and how you might be able to be that support system that brings them back up.
Bad Habits That Are Getting Worse
Everyone has a bad habit or two, but when someone’s mental health and life is essential spiralling out of control, so can the habits that they have. It can start out with a simple drink every night to get over the troubles of the day, and then before they know it, it can become an addiction to many a toxic habit. The world health organisation is even reporting an increase in the amount of people becoming addicted to heroin, as an escape from the reality of their normal life. A heroin addiction treatment center is seeing more and more people walk through the door, who one year ago would have had a completely normal life. So, look out, or listen for the signs of someone saying they had a drink the night before, and attempt to approach them if it’s getting out of hand.
Withdrawal From Life
Withdrawal from life is definitely becoming more of an issue for some people. They might have to get up and go to work, and go to the odd social event, but generally people who are crying out for help, are the ones you’ll struggle to get in touch with, and see often. So don’t be afraid to tell them you’ll pop over to their house, just so you can get to talk to them. Often, the more they’re surrounded by people, the more supported they’ll feel, and the easier their life will become.
Little Comments People Can Make
Picking up on what people are saying is such an important part of recognizing when things are going wrong. So it could be anything from multiple comments about their appearance per day, repetition of what they’re saying, exaggerations of what they’re saying, or simply saying nothing at all. All you have to do is just ask the person if they’re ok, and you’re already extending that arm of support when they’re probably going to need it the most.
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