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Signs that a family member, colleague, partner, or friend might be having trouble

When to check in:

– They have socially withdrawn.
That includes avoiding social media, not responding to phone calls, emails, or texts, and a lack of overall participation in activities.

-They are going through a difficult life event.
This may include unemployment, bereavement, break up of a relationship, health problems, financial hardship.

-They are behaving recklessly.
When they are making seemingly bad choices as a pattern, engaging in self-destructive behavior, or seeming to be oblivious to consequences.

-They are acting out of character.
They may be snapping or becoming easily irritated, having bouts of rage, or crying spells that seem to be out of nowhere.

-They frequently mention having sleep difficulties.

-They may be neglecting grooming and hygiene.

-They have extreme fluctuations in appetite, from forgetting to eat to binge eating.

-They seem to be emotionally distant.
They may brush off caring gestures or attempts to connect.

-They talk about the future in a hopeless or helpless way.
They may state that ‘everything sucks’ and is not going to get better.

-They become upset easily over little things.

-They want to be left alone the majority of the time.

-They are restless and uncomfortable.
They may not be able to sit still, focus, or even relax.

-They may be experiencing frequent physical (somatic) symptoms.
They may complain of having headaches, stomach aches, gastrointestinal problems, bodily aches and pains, or chronic physical distress.

-They frequently state they are overwhelmed by their life.
They may describe work, child care, life activities, and overall responsibilities as tiring and hard to keep up with.

-They frequently engage in mindless activities.
They may spend the majority of their time scrolling through social media, playing video games, binge watching YouTube’s and shows, or shopping online for items that are not needed.

-They appear disengaged in conversation.
They may not want to talk to people they care about or discuss topics that they usually find engaging. One sign that I look for is frequently saying “I don’t know.”

– They appear fatigued, or say that they are tired more days than not.

– They may avoid eye contact or reciprocal conversations.

Embolden Psychology

Embolden offers the ADOS-2, the gold standard assessment for kids on the spectrum.

Combined with psychoeducational testing, it helps provide comprehensive information and recommendations to help children and teens six and up.

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