Ask the Expert: Mental Health warning signs

Posted at 4:28 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 17:39:16-04

Mental illness impacts 43.8 million people in America. That’s one in every five people.

Do you know the warning signs of what to look for?

- The problems are mainly-stress, depression, and anxiety.
- Fatigue.
- Lack of energy, and sleeping all the time.
- Overeating.
- Loss of appetite.
- Withdrawing from others and neglecting responsibilities.
- Drug addictions

What can you do to help?
-Create awareness is the first step.
-Read about mental health training to understand better.
-Don’t ignore those with true signs-to do so increases suicide risks.
-Seek medical advice early-success rates are much higher.
-Quit being in denial that a major problem exists.

Dr. Brian Bear joins us at 4 to discuss the importance of identifying and helping those with mental health issues