How you feel and think are also a part of your mental health and wellness.
Everyone feels anger, frustration, and worry from time to time and often think things like “my life sucks” or “I never get a break,” but these emotions usually don’t last for long periods. They come and go as real life situations come and go.
Most mental health concerns are short lived, and generally do not affect ALL areas of your life.
It is important to get help early to make sure any mental health concern you might have does not become too big or take over your life.
Here are some signs you can look for if you think there might be a problem:
- Feeling unusually stressed or worried
- Having lots of negative (e.g. sad, worried, self-critical) thoughts
- Not sleeping as well as usual, or sleeping more than usual
- Not eating as much as usual, or eating more than usual
- Being easily irritated, or being angry with friends and family for no reason
- Finding your grades at school are not as good as they should be or used to be
- Being involved in risky behaviour that you would usually avoid like taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol
- Often feeling tense or restless
- Feeling sad or down
- Having trouble concentrating or remembering things
If you have concerns, check out Mental Health Concerns.