Behaviors Of Young Adults In Crisis

  • Inability to talk with family or support systems about problems they are facing.
  • Signs of drug use such as irritability, aggressiveness, paraphernalia in room, car or locker.
  • Persistent depressed demeanor, including clothing, makeup, and overall presentation.
  • Significant drop in grades or school attendance.
  • Association and identification with a negative peer group, e.g.; drug users, “mean girls.”
  • Oppositional attitude.
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • Inattention to self care and hygiene.
  • Signs of self-abuse: scratching or cutting on arms or legs, carving symbols using sharp objects.
  • Promiscuous behavior or dress.
  • Unable to break away from computer, social world and life is lived through computer gaming or internet and social networking.
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or MySpace social network sites show pictures of your teen or young adult participating in illegal activities.
  • Sneaking out or secrecy about peers.
  • Defiant toward parents and emotionally or physically reactive to boundaries set by parents.
  • Entitled behavior: believes parents and world should do and give them what they want.
  • Demeaning towards parents and adults who are trying to help them or show support.
  • Withdrawn or silent on an ongoing basis.
  • Making suggestions or threats of suicide.
  • School expulsion.
  • Getting caught with drugs or alcohol.
  • Police involvement and delinquent behavior.