Disastrous events — whether caused by humans or by nature itself — can leave a devastating wake in people’s lives, sometimes causing property damage, physical injury, or the loss of a home or employment. It’s common for us to feel stressed when we are faced with a crisis, and most of the time, these stress symptoms are only temporary and can be resolved on their own. However, there are cases when these symptoms last for weeks or months and influence your relationship with friends and family, making it difficult for you to maintain positive mental health.
Emotional distress can have different triggers, and here are some of the most common signs that you might be on the verge of an emotional breakdown:
- Pulling away from your loved ones and things you love to do.
Isolating yourself from your friends and family, as well as losing interest in activities or things that you used to love, is a sign that you might have depression.
- You have a sleeping problem.
Having trouble falling asleep or sleeping too much can be a sign of a troubled mind. Being anxious about things and events leads to insomnia.
- Constant headaches or stomachaches.
Anxiety can have several physical manifestations in different people. Headaches, stomachaches, hyperventilation, and fatigue are just some of the symptoms. Listen to your body.
- Having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else.
These negative thoughts can cause turmoil in your mental state, especially when you’ve lived with fear, anxiety, and sadness. The feeling of hurting yourself can feel like an escape route from having to relive those emotions.
Remember that help might just be a phone call away. When you need someone to confide in or get professional help, Community Mental Health (CMH) offers community resources to connect you with professionals who can give you the treatment and therapy you need. Make sure to email us today at email@example.com for more details!