Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health , Know the Signs!

Be active, Stay aware, Know the signs!

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So in 2017, with all the available resources, there’s still people who have a very hard time facing the signs of mental health issues. Unfortunately  sweeping a love ones mental health under the rug, and passing it off as a personality quirk has major consequences.

With over 3 million cases of Bipolar Disorders , and ADHD, also over 200,000 cases of Autism, diagnosisd every year, Mental Health disorders are far from uncommon.

Educate yourself and know the signs.

Quietly seeing the signs can be hard to deal with. Acting upon them can be even more frustrating.

One thing is for sure, YOU MUST SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP. I can’t say that loud enough!

For example the first individuals that should see these signs obviously would be parents and guardians, If your child is not on task with their peer group (speech, behavior,and learning) that’s a sign! If you’re worried for any reason in regards to your child’s behavior don’t blow it off as “That’s just Johnny”.

Pay attention, due your research, and get involved early intervention is currently the only glimpse of hope. Besides the fact that with the legalization of Canabis slowly sweeping the Nation, there has been a vast presence of Parents proclaiming that CBD oil derived from Cannabis, is showing “some”  immediate signs of change, in their child’s health, and stability. A few of other most commonly spoke about, is a change in diet, and setting a productive daily routine, just to name a few. 

Being hard on your child with displine is not a method for changing mental health issues. Putting off seeking Medical help can result in your child being labeled as a problem child in school, and later a menace to society. When actually there’s a deeper issue at hand, which is a undiagnosed Mental Block; Autism, Bipolar, ADHD etc. First steps contact your family Doctor, to have areas of concern evaluated. Below is a list of signs to look for and their related diagnosis. Remember you won’t know what health issues if any your child is faced with, until you reach out for help from your local Hospital or Doctor Office.  Evaluate! Research! Stay Strong! You are not alone! 

AUTISM 

Requires a medical diagnosis

The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors.

People may experience:

Behavioral: inappropriate social interaction, poor eye contact, compulsive behavior, impulsivity, repetitive movements, self-harm, or persistent repetition of words or actions

Developmental: learning disability or speech delay in a child

Cognitive: intense interest in a limited number of things or problem paying attention

Psychological: unaware of others’ emotions or depression

Also common: anxiety, change in voice, sensitivity to sound, or tic

BIPOLAR 

Requires a medical diagnosis

Manic episodes may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities. Mood episodes last days to months at a time and may also be associated with suicidal thoughts.

People may experience:

Mood: mood swings, sadness, elevated mood, anger, anxiety, apathy, apprehension, euphoria, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest, or loss of interest or pleasure in activities

Behavioral: irritability, risk taking behaviors, disorganized behavior, aggression, agitation, crying, excess desire for sex, hyperactivity, impulsivity, restlessness, or self-harm

Cognitive: unwanted thoughts, delusion, lack of concentration, racing thoughts, slowness in activity, or false belief of superiority

Psychological: depression, manic episode, agitated depression, or paranoia

Sleep: difficulty falling asleep or excess sleepiness

Weight: weight gain or weight loss

Also common: fatigue or rapid and frenzied speaking

ADHD 

Requires a medical diagnosis

Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.

People may experience:

Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions

Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span

Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings
Also common: depression or learning disability

 

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