Pay special attention if..........
You are feeling:
sad and hopeless without good reason and the feelings don't go away
angry most of the time, cry a lot, or overreact to things
or guilty a lot
or worried a lot more than other teens
to get over a loss or death of someone important
fearful, or like you have unexplained fears or more fears than most
concerned about physical problems or physical appearance
you’re detached from your life, disconnected from things and
people around you
nothing matters to you anymore
and suspicious of other people
your mind is being controlled or is out of control.
You notice big changes in the way you get
along; for example you:
much worse in school
interest in things you usually like doing
weird changes in sleeping or eating patterns
friends or family and want to be alone all the time
so much you can't get things done
your motivation and energy
(or sometimes the opposite – if you feel like you’ve
got way too much energy)
as if you can't handle life or consider suicide
voices talking to you or about you that you can’t explain
You find yourself repeatedly frustrated by:
being able to concentrate, think straight or make up your mind.
being able to sit still or focus your attention.
a lot about being harmed, hurting others, or about doing something
like you have to wash, clean things, or perform certain routines
hundreds of time a day in order to avoid danger.
You start behaving in other ways that cause
you problems, for example:
alcohol or other drugs.
large amounts of food and then making yourself vomit or abuse laxatives.
to diet and/or exercise obsessively although you’re already
violating the rights of others or breaking the law without regard
for other people.
things that can be life threatening.