Spotting The Signs Of Mental Irregularities In Your Behavior

Mental illness can affect anyone in your family and circle of friends. It’s an invisible enemy which you can’t touch or smell, but you can visually pick up signs of someone who is suffering from such difficulties. Not only do mental health problems cause a slow degradation of life, but they can also be emotionally challenging to deal with. As individuals, we try to do the best we can in life, but sometimes, other factors take hold. It could be in your genetic makeup, or it could be something in your environment which triggered your destabilization. It can be great upsetting to watch yourself gradually change due to these illnesses, but if you can pick up the signs early, you can get the much-needed help you deserve.


Signs of anxiety

The more anxious you are, the more likely you are to become introverted. If you find yourself not wanting to go out a lot, or want to meet and socialize with other people your age, and not even want to meet relatives, you’re letting your lack of social skills take charge of you. The clear signs of this kind of issue are if you begin to fidget with your clothes, hands or keep sternly involved in your smartphone while other around you are making eye contact and talking. A lot of the time, if you’re anxious you won’t want to make eye contact with other people and try to avoid any human contact. Equally, you will be feeling paranoid that the people around you are judging you, with regards to how you look or how you might sound when talking. If you’re transfixed with keeping yourself to yourself a lot of the time, this is a sign you are suffering from a degree of socially anxiety disorder.

Emotional outbursts

Be mindful that you are growing and going through a lot of fast changes in their lives, especially if you’re transitioning into puberty. During the ages of 14 – 21 human being goes through a long hormonal shift whereby you are in the process of becoming an adult. However, this change affects everybody differently. Sometimes the emotional charge can become too much, and something little can set your child off. You may become violent, starting shouting or lash out in anger. Equally, you may find that you are easily upset by something. If your child goes through these extremes a lot, you may be bipolar. Contact a supportive entity that specializes in Teen Mental Health to gain a clearer understanding of this complex nature.Your mind may have parallel personalities that clash with each other and depending on the day or circumstance, either one can be in charge.

Self-harm thoughts

Low self-esteem can lead to a downward spiral that can end up with your child loathing themselves. Feelings of being weak or not smart enough at school can weigh heavily on modern-day children. On top of this, there are so many standards the pop-culture thrust on how you’re supposed to look at a certain way, and dress in a specific style. If you don’t follow the norms, you might be a prime target for bullying. Some people will go to that extreme to harassing those that are different, but you should find a figure of authority and let them deal with it. Don’t start to agree with your bully and demean the person you are. If you start to not care about anything, and particularly show signs you don’t like what you see in the mirror when  you’re looking at yourself, you shouldn’t feel inadequate. Don’t put overblown expectations onto your mind, by following what everyone else does.

You will be going through changes that you don’t entirely understand, and modern pressures of being a teenager are much higher than any previous generation. Try to understand their world and be comforting when you see troubling signs.