Signs Your Loved One Needs Mental Healthcare

Give Them the Support They Need

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When it comes to mental healthcare, it can be hard to ask for help. Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or concerned about a loved one, our team at St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Hospital is here to help.

Read through some of the signs that you can look for in your loved ones and contact us for mental healthcare in Olathe and Wichita.

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Emotional Instability

Have you noticed that your loved one’s mood changes often or that they’re easily irritated? Drastic mood changes or irritability could point to a mental health disorder or that they might need more support to help manage those changing emotions.

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Difficulty Performing Daily Tasks

Changes in daily behavior, like trouble finishing simple tasks throughout the day, could be another sign that your loved one is struggling. Over time, you might start to notice that they’re forgetting to do routine things or not functioning like they once did. This can be a red flag that there are some underlying mental health problems that they might need support in order to work through.

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Having Trouble Communicating

Changes in mood and communication can go hand-in-hand, especially if your loved one is struggling with their mental health. Are they keeping things from you? Are they less engaged or alert when they’re around you? Are they having trouble expressing their feelings or point of view to you? All of this could indicate an underlying mental health problem.

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Shows Symptoms of Depression

Common symptoms of depression can include loss of interest, feelings of sadness, self-hate, trouble sleeping, and behavioral changes. If you notice any or all of these symptoms of depression, that’s a good sign that your loved one might benefit from meeting with a mental healthcare specialist.

The most important thing is to remind your loved one that they’re not alone — it’s okay to ask for help! If you notice that your loved one is exhibiting any of these signs or changes in behavior, contact our team at St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Hospital for mental healthcare support. We have behavioral health services available in both Olathe and Wichita!