Identifying & Diagnosing Mental Health
Crisis Warning Signs
A mental health crisis may range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. Some examples of mental health crises include anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, alcohol or substance abuse, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. Mental health crises are experienced by people of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic conditions, and may or may not be related to a specific mental disorder or illness.
There is no one indicator that a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and symptoms vary depending on the crisis and individual, but here some signs to look for:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Confused thinking and trouble concentrating
- Strong bursts of anger, frustration, irritability or recklessness
- Withdrawing from friends, family and typical social situations
- Feelings of sadness, worry, guilt or worthlessness that last longer than a few days
- Feelings of anxiety or fear that make it difficult to go to work, school, or even get out of bed
- Major changes or dramatic shifts in moods, personality, eating habits, energy levels and/or sleeping patterns
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health crisis, Morgan Mental Health offers screenings, assessments and evaluations to identify and diagnose the issue; counseling and treatments blah blah recovery. Our compassionate team of mental health professionals is here to help you find them.
One of the most serious signs of a mental disorder is thinking about or attempting suicide.
If you are thinking about hurting yourself or about suicide, seek help right away. There are many ways to get help.
- Call 911 or your local emergency room
- Call your mental health provider or other health care provider
- Reach out to a loved one or close friend
- Call a suicide hotline. In the United States, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- If you are a veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 or send a text to 838255
» Visit our Crisis Intervention Resource Page for more resources
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