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Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Understanding Behavioral Health Issues

When it comes to behavioral health, knowledge is an important tool that can help you find the most appropriate treatment plans for you or your loved one.

The following signs may indicate that it’s time to speak with a behavioral health professional.

In adults:

  • Confused thinking
  • Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
  • Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  • Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Denial of obvious problems
  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • Substance abuse
  • Intense fear of weight gain
  • Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death
  • Frequent outbursts of anger

In adolescents:

  • Substance abuse
  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • Change in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments
  • Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.