Behavioral Health Warning Signs | Hill Crest Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Warning Signs

The following are signs that you or your loved one may want to speak with a behavioral health professional:

In Adults

❖ Confused thinking
❖ Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
❖ Feelings of extreme highs and lows
❖ Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
❖ Social withdrawal
❖ Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
❖ Strong feelings of anger
❖ Delusions or hallucinations
❖ Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
❖ Suicidal thoughts
❖ Denial of obvious problems
❖ Numerous unexplained physical ailments
❖ Substance abuse
❖ Intense fear of weight gain
❖ Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death
❖ Frequent outbursts of anger

In Older Children and Pre-Adolescents

❖ Substance abuse
❖ Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
❖ Change in sleeping and/or eating habits
❖ Excessive complaints of physical ailments
❖ Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism

In Younger Children

❖ Changes in school performance
❖ Poor grades despite strong efforts
❖ Excessive worry or anxiety (i.e. refusing to go to bed or school)
❖ Hyperactivity
❖ Persistent nightmares
❖ Persistent disobedience or aggression
❖ Frequent temper tantrums