Your mental health is very important to your everyday lifestyle. However, no one knows what state your mind is in before you do. That’s why it is very important to notice these simple signs that will let you know when you need to address your own mental health.
You don’t have the energy you used to:
Fatigue is one of the biggest indicators for both your physical health and your mind. It is also a big sign of depression, but fatigue isn’t just a feeling of being tired. Having low energy, the inability to focus or make decisions is all a part of fatigue.
Your appetite has changed:
A change in appetite can be you eating more or you eating less. Either way, it is something to pay attention to. If you’re overeating, you may be self-medicating or escaping your current reality with food. A lack of appetite, on the other hand, may be caused by an increase in stress hormones in the brain, according to a 2016 study.
“Symptoms that persist might benefit from seeking medical evaluation,” said Rachel O’Neill Ph.D., an Ohio licensed professional clinical counselor and Talkspace Provider.