Early Warning Signs
What are Early Warning Signs?
Early Warning Signs are the first signs and symptoms that suggest something isn’t right. Early on they may come and go, or occur only at a low level. Often they increase over time or with stress.
Common Early Warning Signs
- Feeling that one’s mind is not working right, “playing tricks”
- Difficulties thinking clearly, odd ideas or preoccupations
- Feeling unreal
- Fears, suspicions, mistrust of others, feeling others want to hurt you
- Heightened sensitivity to light, noise, touch
- Unusual perceptual experiences, fleeting visions, odd sounds, hallucinations
- Difficulty getting one’s point across, jumbled thoughts, going off track
- Lack of emotion
- Social withdrawal from family and friends
- Loss of motivation and interest in activities, hobbies, sports
- Decline in grades for no apparent reason
- Disinterest in personal hygiene
If you are having any of these symptoms and they are causing you distress or interfering with your life, give us a call and let’s talk it over. We can tell you if it’s worth coming in to see us.
If we decide you don’t need us at First Hope, but you are interested in other services, we can suggest next steps.