Recognize Unusual Behaviour
Do you see any behaviour that may be out of character or unusual for someone? Early intervention plays a key role in supporting mental health challenges.
High Risk of Harm
Behaviour that is violent, destructive, harmful, aggressive or threatening to self or others. This is an emergency.
- Are they thinking frequently of harming themselves, or seriously considering suicide?
- Are they missing most of their classes or work?
Moderate Risk of Harm
Changes in personal appearance and hygiene, low mood, avoidance of people, substance use concerns, disorganized thinking, expressions of hopelessness, or references to suicide.
Avoiding family, coworkers and friends or feeling isolated.
Stopped taking care of themselves or their personal hygiene.
Something unexpected happened in their life, like a death or accident.
Taking substances, like drugs or alcohol to cope.
Low Risk of Harm
Difficulty with studies, family or relationship problems, chronic health conditions, difficulty concentrating, issues with sleep, increased interpersonal conflict.
Feeling overwhelmed in their studies or work.
Having family or relationship issues.
Having difficulties concentrating or with sleeping.