A licensed therapist shared 10 signs your mental health might be declining, including if you have trouble concentrating and get upset easily.
The therapist, originally from Florida, who publishes the title online @therapytothepointoriginally shared a video titled: “10 Signs Your Mental Health is Worniing.”
“First, you get angry at other people easily,” the therapist, who posts videos about mental health awareness, explained in the clip.
The second sign he listed was a lack of sleep or too much sleep most of the time.
The therapist, who goes by @therapytothepoint, shared the seven signs your mental health might be declining on her TikTok, which has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
He explained that some of the signs include changes in your sleeping and eating habits, what brings you joy and your irritability.
Are you feeling deflated? 10 signs your mental health is suffering
- Gets angry easily with others
- Under or oversleep
- Being frustrated by small things
- Experiencing feelings of worthlessness or extreme guilt
- Low energy for most of the day
- Having trouble concentrating
- Increased substance use
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Activities that used to bring you joy no longer do
- Isolate yourself from loved ones
He then cited being “really” frustrated by small things and experiencing feelings of extreme worthlessness or guilt as signs three and four.
Coming in fifth place saw low energy for most of the day.
The therapist continued: “Number six, you have a really hard time concentrating at home or at work.
The seventh sign was an increase in substance use and the eighth sign involved a significant increase or decrease in your appetite.
Number 9 was an absence of joy, especially in activities you previously enjoyed, and 10 was isolation from friends and family.
He followed his video in a clip now viralwhich detailed the seven signs of mental health decline – some of which overlapped with his first video – and had been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
The mental health counselor, who has more than 18,500 followers on TikTok, seemed to strike a chord with thousands of people who felt they identified a little too closely with the signs he described.
Thousands of users commented on the posts, which were liked more than 260,200 times.
“In the times we live in…the majority of people feel this way,” one user wrote.
“What happens if you suffer from 7s? » » another questioned.
The therapist often posts TikToks showing signs and symptoms of mental health issues, as well as signs to watch out for.
The TikTok hit a little close for some users, who identified with all the signs
“This is the first time I got 100% on a test,” joked one concerned TikTok user, while someone else pointed out: “I always hear problems but never solutions.”
“Seriously…I thought I’d be the only one to have them all, but I see I’m not alone in this,” said another. ‘Good luck to all of us.’
It’s no surprise that many commentators have recognized these signs, with a recent major study suggesting that half of the world’s population could be suffering from a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety by the age of 75 years.
The researchers drew on two decades of World Health Organization surveys of more than 156,000 adults from 29 countries to look for trends in diagnoses.
They predict that one in two people could suffer from at least one mental health disorder before reaching old age, a sharp increase from the 2019 estimate of one in eight people.
The overall lifetime risk of developing a mental illness was 46 percent for men and 53 percent for women.
And women specifically were at greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, while men were more likely to abuse alcohol.
Rates of mental illness in the United States are increasing, after worsening in recent years, during which the number of suicides increased from 45,900 to more than 48,000.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can reach Samaritans NYC at 212-673-3000 or Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.
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