Contact: Ed Derr
Director of Counseling, Disability Services & Testing
Office: (417) 873-7457
Mental Health Counselor
Office: (417) 873-7418
Signs & Symptoms of Distress
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- 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.