Which of the following statements do you think could be signs of deteriorating mental health?
Select one or more options from the answers below, then submit.
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A. Incorrect. It is normal to find new situations a challenge, but the intensity and duration of homesickness needs to be monitored.
B. Correct. There may be cause for concern if a student who is normally conscientious and sociable retreats to their room, abandons study routines, and avoids mixing with others; also if there are any sudden abrupt changes to their own 'normal' routines.
C. Incorrect. Stress during exam periods or when completing a dissertation is normal, but not after the exam period. Avoiding certain situations for fear of having a panic attack is also a cause for concern.
D. Correct. General hygiene can vary from person to person, but sudden changes of not caring about self and appearance can be more serious.
E. Correct. When you get to know students if they are in frequent contact, you can ask them if this is normal for them.
F. Incorrect. This is a very new balancing act for students to manage as they become independent learners rather than in a 'school' setting.
G. Incorrect. Warning signs to look out for can include extreme moods or prolonged low mood.
H. Correct. Not having any 'relaxed' or 'down time' can be a sign of deteriorating mental health. Additionally, persistent waking in the night, not being able to get to sleep and feeling 'unrefreshed' by sleep are also signs of concern.
I. Correct. Unexpected crying, and not feeling any 'better' after crying.