What are signs of mental illness?
The signs and symptoms of mental illness vary in intensity and from person to person, so it’s important to know what to look for. Here’s a list of signs and symptoms that typically point to the presence of a mental illness:
- Sleep changes
- Appetite changes
- Energy level fluctuations
- Social withdrawal
- Extreme mood swings
- Intrusive thoughts
- Repeated compulsions
- Desire to hurt yourself or someone else
- Hearing voices
- Trouble executing daily tasks
- Feelings of agitation, hopelessness, and/or sadness
Around one out of five Americans, or close to 44 million people, has a mental illness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should reach out to one of the therapists on Mental Health Match. We can connect you to a therapist who can help you feel better.