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What's happening to me?

You might be feeling confused and frightened by what you're experiencing, particularly if this hasn't happened to you before.

This is where you have the chance to notice any symptoms you might have and read about what they might mean, which might help you to better understand your situation right now.

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Understanding more about my situation

A mental health crisis is when you feel your mental health is at breaking point.

For example, you might be experiencing:

  • suicidal feelings
  • self-harming behaviour
  • extreme anxiety or panic attacks
  • psychotic episodes (such as delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or hearing voices)
  • hypomania or mania
  • other behaviour that feels out of control, and is likely to endanger yourself or others.

Signs and symptoms

Recognising your experiences on our information & support pages might help you make sense of what's happening.

Speak to someone you trust

You may find that they have experienced something similar or it may be that just having someone listen can help in itself.

If you're not sure how, our information on seeking help for your mental health has some tips.

Write down your thoughts

If you're confused, overwhelmed, or don't know where to start, it might help to write down how you're feeling. 

Describing how you're feeling and thinking might also help you to find information that's more useful to your situation right now.

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