Recognizing the Signs In & Approaching Others

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 10/18/2020.


“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” - Lemony Snicket


The topic of mental health can be complex and still has some unexplored layers by society.


Picture of someone's hands holding a pair of grey small framed glasses. There is a sight test chart which is blurred and out of focus except for the second line which can be seen through the glasses.

One in five individuals are battling a mental health issue in the United States (NIMH). Hence, mental health deserves to be a priority of conversation and developing a greater understanding of it is essential. There are several types of disorders that are categorized under mental illness and some of these disorders have similar symptoms.


It’s also important for us to gain awareness of these symptoms to better recognize them in individuals, as they can manifest differently in each person. This awareness can help you learn how to approach an individual who is battling a mental illness.


Explore this week's module as we learn how to recognize symptoms of mental illness and how to properly approach an individual who is dealing with a mental illness.

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