Signs of Declining Mental Health

Being aware of these warning signs for declining mental health can help you be proactive. Knowing you are struggling allows you to search for what you need to heal and improve your wellbeing. Be diligent about tuning into your body and asking it what you need. Check-ins are healthy and necessary.

  1. You isolate yourself from family and friends and avoid any constant with them.
  2. You find it extremely difficult to get out of bed and do everyday tasks.
  3. You have a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy.
  4. You have changes in your appetite. Some people find it hard to eat, while others may overeat.
  5. You find it hard to take care of your personal hygiene. For e.g. showering, brushing your teeth, changing your clothes, etc.
  6. You find it difficult to concentrate on anything and feel a lack of motivation in doing so.
  7. You feel disconnected from reality and from those around you.

Have you experienced any of these signs lately. I have.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you

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      1. Your welcome 🌺

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  1. Last year around this time is when I started to notice a decline in my mental health. I was having panic and anxiety attacks frequently. I was not eating or sleeping well. All I wanted to do was sleep and cry. It is important that we share these to inform those who simply are not aware that their mental health is declining. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience. I can relate because I have been in a similar situation.

      Dealing with a mental condition can be an incredibly isolating experience. And struggling alone isn’t the answer to getting through difficult times.

      Seeking help ensures that you can build a supportive community that understands what you’re going through. This community can offer helpful and appropriate guidance and advice.

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  2. Emer Ní Chorra says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m new here and happy to make new connections.

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    1. GS says:

      Happy to connect with you through my blog

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  3. ollie says:

    These are all very informative signs. I just wrote about Depression in my blog as well. It’s crazy seeing all the signs I showed and didn’t notice at the time.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes mental health surely comes in subtly

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  4. Amy C says:

    It is easy to slip into these without realizing it, so this list helps. I fractured my elbow recently and notice that the emotional toll it is taken seems to be worse than the physical toll.

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    1. GS says:

      Sorry to hear about your elbow. I hope you are feeling better now. Take rest.

      Checking in with yourself and assessing your needs helps you to pour into yourself so that you can pour into others. Oftentimes, we check on those around us but neglect ourselves. It’s beneficial because it can improve your mood, your energy, your relationships with others, and your productivity.

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  5. Middager says:

    Maybe try to change a new environment to see if it heals mental health problems.

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  6. Nathan Smith says:

    Self-isolation is a giveaway to myself that my mental health is declining and that I need a reset. This is a really good list, and definitely something people should look out for.

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    1. GS says:

      True. Mental and physical health are interconnected. Social isolation’s adverse health consequences range from sleeplessness to reduced immune function. Loneliness is associated with higher anxiety, depression, and suicide rates.

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  7. Mr. Thuggin says:

    I got to a point last year i was feeling disconnected from everyone and social life. Very informative post !

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    1. GS says:

      Yes it happens. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common causes. Severe levels of acute elevated stress or nervousness can also trigger feelings of emotional numbness. I go through ebbs and flows too

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  8. Sweat it out, and let the body get in tune with the mind

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    1. GS says:

      Absolutely. The levels of chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, stress hormones and endorphins, change when you exercise.Regular exercise can help you sleep better. And good sleep helps you manage your mood.

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