What are signs of mental illness?

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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.

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