Signs of Mental Illness

Mental Illness: health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion, or behavior (or a combination of these).

**https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-mental-illness

Depression

A down feeling of sadness that stays with a person even after their situation or circumstances improve

Anxiety

Insomnia

Fatigue

Loss of appetite

Irritability

Lack of concentration

Mood swings

Apathy (lacking emotion)

Sadness

General discontent

**https://healthyinfodaily.com/10-symptoms-of-depression

Bi-Polar Disorder

A serious brain illness in which people go through unusual mood changes

Sad, empty feelings most of the time

Insomnia at night/sleepy during the day

Feeling guilty or worthless

Work, family, social life are suffering

Feeling very euphoric, revved up, irritable

**https://www.nimh.nuh.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml


Psychosis

Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness. It is a disruptive cause to a person's thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real what isn't.

Pyschosis does not come on suddenly. Look for the following:

a worrisome drop in grades or job performance

trouble thinking clearly or concentrating

suspiciousness or uneasiness with others

a decline in self care and hygiene

spending more time alone than usual

strong, inappropriate emotions or having no feelings at all

**https://www.nami.org/earlypsychosis

Personality Disorders

There are many personality disorders. The following are the symptoms for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is a state in which a person's emotions and relationships leave them feeling confused and unclear based on their own self image and goals

Fear of abandonment

Unstable relationships 

Unclear or unstable self image

Impulsive, self-destructive behaviors

Self harm

Extreme emotional swings

Chronic feelings of emptiness

Explosive anger

Feeling suspicious or out of touch with reality

**https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-disorders/borderline-personality-disorder.htm