Are you worried about someone else?
When we know someone well, and think they are not ok, it is a concern. Sometimes you may observe a change in behaviour, see them looking unwell or you might just have a hunch something is not right.
If you see any of the following, it might be wise to check it out with the person – if in doubt, check it out!
Some behaviours of concern:
- Stopped caring about how they look, change in physical care
- Feel hopeless or really sad, or cry a lot
- Feel anxious, stressed, or fearful and can’t seem to switch off
- Drinking more or using drugs or alcohol to get by
- Don’t want to see their friends or family anymore – withdrawing or making excuses
- Stop doing things they used to enjoy
- Have difficulty remembering things, can’t concentrate
- Feel bad about themselves – guilty, hopeless or ashamed
- Change in their eating patterns
- Observe extreme mood swings – ups and downs or panic attacks
- Have physical signs of self harm
- If you hear talk of suicide or wanting to give up and take their own life
Take a look at the list of support lines here if you would like to discuss the situation with a trained support person.
Here is some advice on how to start the conversation.
Talk to us today:
Free 24/7 support line: 0508 MUSICHELP
Free from Australia: 1 800 353 148
Rest of the World: +64 508 MUSICHELP
(local charges may apply, please consider contacting us by the Talk to Us form here)