When bad things happen, you may feel upset. If those feelings interfere with friends, family, home, school or work, help is available.
As you become aware that something just isn’t right, start by asking yourself these questions:
-- What are the signs that something might be wrong?
-- Is it becoming harder to keep emotions under control?
-- Are you or a loved one at risk for self harm or suicide?
-- Are you or a loved one at risk for violence toward others?
-- Would it be helpful to consult a healthcare professional?
It’s normal to feel upset when bad things happen; this is a healthy, human reaction. Perhaps you or someone you care about are experiencing an unusually stressful situation. For example, you may be frustrated with a colleague at work, sad that a beloved friend or relative passed away, or you may be worried because you and your partner are arguing a lot.
But if the feelings persist and interfere with your ability to work, go to school, socialize, or take care of your home and family, this may be a sign of a mental health condition that can be improved with treatment
The realization that you are feeling burdened may come suddenly, or it could be a gradually growing sense that you are unhappy with the way you are feeling or functioning. If you are becoming concerned about what’s wrong, it’s helpful to develop an understanding of what exactly is troubling you or your loved one.