Spotting mental health issues in your friends early on

Mental health is an incredibly tricky subject to cover in a quick blog post, so we’re going to keep this relatively simple and guide you through some of the key warning signs, helping you spot mental health problems in your friends before it’s too late or becomes too big an issue.

Many people who suffer from mental health issues have some form of depression or anxiety, which can lead to depression, so if you find they spend too much time at home and don’t socialise that’s a key warning sign. If they have mood swings on a daily basis that’s another sure-fire sign, whilst struggling to sleep can be a big issue too. Of course, more serious signs involve not eating or drinking or self-harming, but these are some of the more subtle signs you should look out for. If you spot any of these, it’s best to speak to them and their loved ones so you can work through it as a team.

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