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5 Behaviors of a Person Who May Need Intervention

  1. Highly disruptive behavior (verbal hostility, aggression, and failure to comply with corrective feedback)
  2. Inability to communicate clearly (garbled, pressured speech; disorganized, confused or rambling thoughts)
  3. Loss of contact with reality (seeing or hearing things that others cannot see or hear; irrational beliefs or fears that others may be conspiring against them)
  4. Stalking behaviors and inappropriate communications (including threatening letters, e-mail messages; harassment)
  5. Suicidal thoughts and/or threats to harm others (may be communicated orally or in written formats through e-mail, assignments, or on a social network)

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