Signs & Symptoms of Distress

  • Crying uncontrollably.
  • Withdrawing from normal activities.
  • Avoiding friends, activities, school, and/or social events.
  • Inability to think about anything but the problem.
  • Unexpected outbursts of anger or crying.
  • Inability to sleep or always feeling exhausted or irritated.
  • Sleeping excessively to escape.
  • Lacking energy.
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene.
  • Inability to make decisions.
  • Dramatic weight loss or weight gain.
  • Daydreaming all the time.
  • Severe behavior changes, for example, a quiet person becoming wild or active.
  • Excessive use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and futility.


Related Links:
Reacting to Stress & Problems
Worried about a Friend
Suicide Danger Signals
Making a Referral
Online Screenings