Know the Warning Signs

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We provide targeted care for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Call 800-825-9989 or 310-825-9989 to learn more about our psychiatry services. 

Indications that mood symptoms may be worsening 

  • increased drug or alcohol use
  • increased anger, agitation or aggression
  • changes in sleep or appetite
  • changes in levels of energy and motivation
  • social withdrawal or isolation
  • decreased ability to concentrate
  • decreased interest in activities that typically bring joy
  • reckless behaviors, disregard for safety
  • talking about being a burden to others
  • giving possessions away
  • making sudden dramatic changes to appearance
  • putting affairs in order
  • talking about wanting to die **
  • acquiring weapons or researching suicide methods **
  • talking about feeling hopeless, trapped **
  • talking about having no reason to live **
  • talking about suicide **

** A person demonstrating any of these warning signs should be evaluated for potentially imminent risk for suicide.