Are you worried about a friend or a colleague?
Do you think that your friend/colleague is feeling upset, stressed, anxious, depressed or has emotional or psychological symptoms?
Has it been affecting their normal functioning for more than 4 weeks?
Your friend might be distressed – a global term to cover all sorts of psychological problems, mental health problems and issues.
Do any of the following behaviours describe someone you know?
- Looks down and miserable
- Tired, or sleepy
- Change from their normal physical appearance
- Overly sensitive and worried
- Changes in mood
- Seems different
- Suppresses emotion
- Change in sleeping habits, not being able to sleep or can’t wake up
- Change in eating habits, less healthy patterns
- Physical symptoms, e.g. Bowel upsets, feeling sick, shortness of breath, headaches, stomach pain, skin rash
- Panic attacks
- Change in their normal behaviour or habits
- Lack of interest in things normally interested in
- Not answering phone or responding to communication attempts
- Not engaging much in conversation or discussion
- Withdrawing from social activities
- Hard excessive partying
- Increasing use of alcohol and drugs, coffee, smoking
- Skipping classes or a deterioration in grades
- Self destructive, not caring about themselves or their safety
- Not coping with studies
- Not coping with normal life events