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14 January 2009

When should I get help?

Often one gets so overwhelmed by stress that they don't see a way out. People also don't think that anyone can help them or they are too proud to ask.

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Intense and excess stress can affect your health, your job performance, your enjoyment of life. If stress is overwhelming to you, a mental health professional can help you. The signs of a stress crisis:

  • You feel down or depressed most of the time
  • You are violent and out of control
  • You’re getting too strict with your kids
  • You feel as though family and friends are letting you down and disappointing you
  • You’ve been drinking more than usual
  • You’re out of control when you drink
  • You feel helpless and unable to cope
  • You often tell lies about what you’re doing

(Health24, updated January 2009)

 
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