Young Adults Are More Likely to Have Undiagnosed Mental Health Conditions
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health is extremely important to every person’s overall wellbeing. When someone’s mental health isn’t as strong as it could be, it’s going to affect them in different ways. Young adults are highly susceptible to dealing with mental health issues without reaching out for help. Here are some ways you can recognize when to reach out for help.
1. Sudden Change in Interests
Have you all of a sudden dropped out of a club or stopped hanging out with friends for no reason? Would you rather spend your time alone when you used to be a social butterfly? Have your friends made attempts to hang out with you, but you cancel plans on them at the last minute? These may be signs of mental health fatigue, and you should talk to your doctor if things don’t clear up within a few weeks.
2. Lack of Motivation
Have you found yourself less motivated to do your normal routine more often? Do you find yourself spacing out and unable to focus during conversations? A lack of motivation is common and happens to the best of us. But when the lack of motivation lasts for a long period of time, you should go talk to a doctor and see if there are any underlying mental health conditions present.
3. Participating in Risky Behaviors
Have you found yourself engaging in behaviors that you typically wouldn’t? Experimenting with drugs and alcohol are fine, but if you’ve found yourself turning to drugs and alcohol more and more often then you should seek help. Acting out in ways that are harmful to yourself or others is a sign that something has affected you.
Help is Available.
If you see yourself in the descriptions above, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Help is available 24/7. Your 20s are supposed to be the time of your life, and sometimes a little help and guidance is all you need. Mental Health Awareness Month is every month when your mental health is involved.