The Mental Health Continuum. HEALTHY Normal functioning. REACTING Common and reversible distress. INJURED Significant functional impairment. ILL Clinical Disorder. Severe and persistent functional impairment. What you might see. HEALTHY Normal mood fluctuations.
Common and reversible distress
Significant functional impairment
Severe and persistent functional impairment
Normal mood fluctuations.
Takes things in stride.
Normal sleep patterns.
Physically and socially active.
Comfortable with others
Nervousness, sadness, increased worrying.
Trouble sleeping (more often in falling asleep)
Difficulty in relaxing
Decreased social activity.
Lingering sadness, tearfulness, hopelessness, worthlessness.
Decreased performance in academics or at work.
Significantly disturbed sleep (falling asleep and staying asleep)
Avoidance of social situations, withdrawal.
Significant difficulty with emotions, thinking
High level of anxiety, Panic attacks.
Depressed mood, feeling overwhelmed
Disturbed contact with reality
Significant disturbances in thinking
Suicidal thoughts/ intent/behaviour
Self-care and social support