It Might Be Time To Get Some Help If...

It Might Be Time To Get Some Help If...

Everyone experiences negative or distressful feelings from time to time. These might include sadness, anger, confusion, embarrassment, exhaustion, worry, and other feelings that can be tough to handle. 

For most people, these feelings are normal (though difficult) temporary reactions to a negative or stressful event. But, some experiences can be especially traumatic or one may experience distress more frequently, for a longer time, and more intensely than feels comfortable. Moreover, distress can signal the beginning of a mental health episode that could interfere with daily functioning. When does distress or become something more serious that requires professional attention? There is no easy answer to this question, but Knowing When to Seek Professional Help, from Campus Mind Works, lays out some guidelines.  

It Might Be Time to Get Some Help If You Are...

  • Feeling overly anxious, fearful, stressed, or worried 
  • Bored, apathetic, or unmotivated
  • Out of energy or tired all the time
  • Often unable to slow down or sit still 
  • Having a hard time managing your feelings or experiencing extreme mood swings
  • Feeling like hurting or cutting yourself
  • Finding it especially difficult to cope with everyday challenges
  • Being bullied, but are afraid to talk to anyone about it
  • Anxious about talking to other people
  • Using drugs or alcohol in a way that is becoming a problem