For Patients and Loved Ones with mental illness
If you have a loved one living with a mental health diagnosis, you may notice subtle changes that are not apparent to others or the patient’s healthcare team. At Mayhill we believe serving as a source of information and working with you to improve the recovery experience is of vital importance. Below is a list of signs and symptoms which may indicate the need for help.
Symptoms of mental illness to look for in a loved one…..
- Decreased functioning in Activities of daily living, (bathing, brushing teeth, feeding self, dressing appropriately)
- Daily functioning change
- Major change in sleeping & eating patterns
- Difficulty finding words
- Cognitive impairment
- Use of illicit drugs, abusing alcohol or prescription medication
- Aggressive behavior
- Hopelessness and loss of interest
- Seeing and hearing things not actually there
- Talk about death, not wanting to be alive, self-destructive behavior
- Significant memory issues
- Extreme mood swings
- Refusal to take prescribed medication
If you think your loved one needs help, call today for a free confidential mental health assessment: 940-239-3000. For information on local support groups, click here.