• Feelings of loneliness, moodiness, sadness, failure

• Feelings of stress, anxiety, panic, fear

• Difficulties with anger or hostility

• Difficulties talking with a partner, children, parents

• Difficulties with friendships or work relationships

• Persistent conflict in any important relationship

  1. Problems with a child’s behavior or school adjustment

• Sexual problems or concerns

  1. Difficulty sleeping or unexplainable fatigue

• Difficulty expressing emotion

“The most visible creators I know of are those artists whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible– without brush, hammer, clay or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is being. Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They see and don't have to draw. They are the artists of being alive.”


• Inability to concentrate

  1. Persistent health problems

  1. Poor academic performance

  1. Difficulty setting and reaching goals

• Stress due to chronic illness and/or caregiving

• Problems with alcohol or drugs

• Weight fluctuations or irregular eating patterns

• Addictive or compulsive behaviors

• Persistent feelings of dissatisfaction

Difficulty grieving a loss (death or other life changes)

Signs of distress are not always obvious.

Some distress signals to look for are:

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