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A great aspect of achieving healthy mental health is raising awareness, modifying, or changing behaviors that place us at risk.

To successfully change habits, we need to overcome fear, modify the circumstances of our environment to which we are already accustomed and learn healthier behaviors.

Emotionally healthy individuals are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They use healthy coping skills to manage life's challenges. They can keep problems in perspective, adapt well to life-changing situations, and bounce back from setbacks.

Signs

  • Anger

  • Blaming others for own mistakes

  • Questioning authority

  • Hyperativity

  • Impulsivity

  • Aggression

  • Argumentative

  • Avoiding family and friends

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Signs

  • Excessive worrying or feeling guilty

  • Persistent Sadness

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness

  • Crying spells or bursts of anger

  • Low or no energy

  • Difficulties adjusting to home or work life

  • Thinking of hurting self or someone else

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Emotional Signs in Teenagers

  • Feelings of sadness and/or emptiness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure

  • Conflict with, or loss of interest in family and friends

  • Frustration, irritability, or Anger, even over small matters

  • Annoyed mood

  • Exaggerated self-blame  or self-criticism

  • Fixation on past failures or low self-esteem

  • Extreme sensitivity to rejection

  • The need for excessive reassurance

  • Trouble thinking, remembering, and concentrating

  • Difficulty making decisions

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

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Behavioral Signs in Teenagers

  • Complaints of unexplained headaches and body aches

  • Loss of energy or tiredness

  • Sleeping too much or trouble falling and/or staying asleep

  • Decrease or increase appetite

  • Poor personal hygiene or appearance

  • Feelings of aggravation, annoyance or restlessness

  • Slowed thinking, speech, and movements.

  • Poor school performance

  • Social withdrawal 

  • Disruptive or risky behaviors

  • Self-harm, making a suicide plan or attempt

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It can be difficult to differentiate between the normal emotional state of adolescent development and depression.

Talking with your teen is extremely important to determine if s/he seems capable of handling challenging feelings or if life seems overwhelming.

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Warning Signs in Older Adults

  • Noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite

  • Feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

  • Difficulty concentrating, feeling restless, or on edge

  • Increased worry or feeling stressed

  • Anger, irritability or aggressiveness

  • Ongoing headaches, digestive issues, or pain

  • A need for alcohol or drugs

  • Sadness or hopelessness

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions

  • Engaging in high-risk activities

  • Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior

  • Thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work, family, or social life

  • Unusual thinking or behaviors that concern other people​​

​ https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/older-adults-and-mental-health

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