DBSA Solon

 

​​Symptoms of mania (the "highs" of bipolar disorder) may include, but are not limited to: 
• Increased physical and mental activity and energy
• Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence
• Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior
• Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue
• Grandiose delusions, inflated sense of self-importance
• Racing speech  and/or racing thoughts, flight of ideas
• Impulsiveness, poor judgment, distractibility
• Reckless behavior

Signs and  symptoms of depression may include, but are not limited to: 
• Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
• Significant changes in appetite  and sleep patterns
• Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety
• Pessimism, indifference
• Loss of energy, persistent lethargy
• Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
• Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness
• Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal
• Unexplained aches and pains
• Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

 

 

IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE   NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM


 

 

Important phone numbers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio:

24-Hour Crisis Hotline  216-623-6888

National Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255

Families Anonymous Warmline  440-779-4357

​Crisis Text Line (text "START" to 741-741)