I don’t know about other people with Mental Health issues but I know I have specific signs or symptoms when I’m in a dark place. I’ve noticed them in other people and found out later that they are diagnosed as Bipolar or have Social Phobia or both.
What I do and what I’ve seen other people do is the following.
I stop talking or keeping in touch with people.
I tap my foot, rock back and forth, or do some sort of soothing repetitive action.
I hold my head a lot like I have a headache.
I stare at nothing but a million thoughts will be running through my mind. None of them positive.
I have a harder time concentrating or remembering things.
I have trouble leaving the house.
I isolate myself.
I don’t eat much.
I don’t take care of myself physically even if I’m sick I’ll ignore it.
I look for ways to feel worse.
My eyes are dull and I don’t really smile. If I do it isn’t real.
I have no ambition to do anything.
I feel like I want to go home. Like I’m in the wrong place.
No one ever really notices when I’m at my worse. I guess they’re just used to it so they leave me alone. How I could possibly be any more alone than I already am I don’t know.