People with mental illnesses are more likely to develop physical illnesses. If ignored, mental health issues can worsen and lead to other disorders. But with timely help, one can regain control and come back with renewed spirit.
Each year, one in five Australians experience mental health issues, and it is estimated that 45 per cent of all Australians may experience a mental illness at some point in their lives.
- It's easy to miss the early warning signs
- With the right kind of help, people can get better
- Talking about how you feel with your loved ones can be a great initial step
The symptoms of depression
- no longer finding pleasure in activities people have previously enjoyed doing, including their hobbies
- no longer looking forward to socialising with people
- noticing changes in sleep patterns and concentration
- finding oneself more irritable
- finding oneself more upset
- finding oneself more defensive
- finding oneself more sensitive to comments by others
- finding oneself maybe easily teary
Common signs of anxiety
- feeling nervous, restless or tense
- having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- having an increased heart rate
- breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- sweating or trembling
- feeling weak or tired
- trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- having trouble sleeping
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