- Withdrawal — Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others
- Drop in functioning — An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities.
- Problems thinking — Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought.
- Increased sensitivity — Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations.
- Apathy — Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity
- Feeling disconnected — A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality
- Sleep or appetite changes — Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care
- Mood changes — Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings
Mental illness does not differentiate between status, ethnicity, color, race and religion. If anything, it should unite us to make us feel our common humanity through our empathy and love.
This is how we spread the love and help in removing the stigma about mental illness.
– Maysaa Al Ajjan