Updated: Sep 30, 2018
Everyone experiences stressful situations. Typically, we'll feel better after a few days or so. If you find that you're not feeling "the same" or "better" after 2 weeks or so, you might consider talking to a professional. Some of the symptoms you might see that would suggest "it's time to call" might include:
1. Crying for little to no reason
2. Getting angry quicker and not being able to "let it go"
3. Changes in sleep and/or appetite
4. Not being interested in things you used to find enjoyable
5. Increased physical ailments - such as headaches, stomachaches, "new" pains
6. Being easily tired or fatigued; not having energy to do things you'd like to
7. Feeling guilty, helpless, or hopeless
8. Increased isolation - avoiding friends and family
9. Complaining more about little things you used to shrug off
10. Struggling to focus/concentrate, finding things harder to remember
Remember, the struggle is real. The pain is real. You're not alone but it feels like you are. Let me, or another professional, help you find your "new normal". Self-care is not selfish.