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.