At Jigsaw we know the potential for early intervention can make a huge difference to a young person’s mental health. Offering support early on can prevent a young person’s mood from deteriorating and possibly avert a crisis.
To act early, you need to know what to look out for and how to tell if someone is beginning to struggle with their mental health.
We have all had those moments where we recognise that a young person does not quite seem themselves. It might be something they say or do, or something they that fail to do that alerts us that they may be struggling with their mental health. We all have our off days. It is important to acknowledge and to talk about this.
However, there are some changes in how a young person is acting, thinking or feeling that can be the first signs that someone is struggling.