Everyone deals with crisis differently. However, there are several warning signs that can indicate when someone may need additional support.

Look for these warning signs in others:

  • a sudden drop in grades
  • increased absences from class or work
  • lack of participation in discussions
  • isolating themselves from friends, classmates or colleagues
  • missed assignments or inability to complete assignments
  • loss of interest, lack of energy or difficulty concentrating

More advanced signs that someone may be in crisis include:

  • sharing personal problems with you
  • disruptive or unusual behaviour, aggressiveness, emotional outbursts or crying
  • decrease or increase in appetite or excessive weight gain or loss
  • lack of personal hygiene
  • excessive fatigue
  • illogical or confused thinking or writing
  • increased use of alcohol or recreational drugs