They rush to complete or revise a will. Changes in sleep They sleep more or can't sleep and are restless or have a disruption in sleep patterns. Saying goodbye "My husband had been dealing with depression. One morning I found him staring at pictures of relatives around the house. He would stare for a minute, then go to the next one. He was trying to say goodbye. Withdrawal "We were best friends, but we didn't see each other much anymore when she moved.
We'd talk online every day, until she stopped all communication. On her facebook page, she had taken down all the pictures of us and her family. She hadn't posted anything in weeks, and changed her profile picture to a picture she'd drawn of a coffin. Changes in sleep "My daughter was so athletic and energetic, but suddenly she wanted to sleep all the time. Reckless behavior They act in ways that could be dangerous or detrimental and do not seem to care about the consequences.
Substance abuse "She hated drugs, or at least she used to. Now it seems she's always high or wanting to be. She told me she just wanted to hide from all the problems in her life. Personality change "He was always so calm; he never had a temper, but after his girlfriend broke up with him he was so angry and was easily irritated by everyone. I never knew what would trigger him. Neglect of personal appearance "He was the life of the party. People loved him, especially the ladies.
He always dressed nice, but after his dad died, he changed. He started to look like he just rolled out of bed all the time. Physical pain They frequently complain about physical symptoms, often related to emotions, such as headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, etc.
Loss of interest They lose interest in pleasurable activities they once enjoyed. Giving away belongings "I always told her how much I loved her necklace. One day after school, she handed it to me. She insisted I take it and said she wouldn't need it anymore. The next day another friend of ours told me that she had given her favorite dress to her. She was giving away all the things she cared about. Sudden mood changes They become suddenly cheerful after a period of depression.
Increased alcohol or drug use "We used to get together for a beer once a week, then I found out he'd been driving home drunk every night, and I realized it wasn't just the alcohol that was the problem. He was trying to hurt himself. Talking about wanting to die or suicide "My friend used to say things like 'I just can't take it anymore, I just want to end it all. Thoughts may be reflected in something written or drawn. Anger "My husband used to be so calm, but he began to get so angry all the time.
He never used to have a temper. Reckless Behavior "People always called him a daredevil doing such dangerous things all the time. He always drove too fast, then began drinking and driving. When I found out he crashed his car, I wasn't sure it was just an accident.