Crying, feelings tired or fatigued, physical pain, self-neglect, loss of appetite, difficulties sleeping, lowered self esteem, irritability, suicidal thoughts, deterioration in studies, feeling down or depressed, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
Physically, a person may experience fatigue, physical pain, a change in appetite, and difficulties sleeping. Some people may lose focus on self-care.
Intellectually, a person living with sadness may experience lowered self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulties studying or working, depression, and thoughts of suicide.
Emotionally, a person may experience bouts of crying, irritability, fatigue, apathy, depression, and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
A person living with sadness may disconnect from others, or not want to seek guidance and support. Alternatively, a person may ask for spiritual guidance, or turn to their traditions and set of beliefs.
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