There are many signs that you might need to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life. They include:
- Not enjoying or wanting to be involved in things that you normally would
- Not sleeping as well as usual, or sleeping more than usual
- Not eating as much as usual, or eating more than usual
- Being easily irritated, or being angry with friends and family for no reason
- Finding your grades at school, TAFE or university are not as good as they should be
- Being involved in risky behaviour that you would usually avoid, like taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol
- Feeling tense or restless
- Crying for no apparent reason
- Feeling sad or ‘down’
- Having trouble concentrating or remembering things
- Having lots of negative thoughts
- Feeling unusually stressed or worried
People and places that can help include your general practitioner, counsellors, community mental health services, local welfare teams, and headspace centres.
Click on the resource links to find out more information about mental health.