“I’ve never meet you but I’m gonna read your mind. Are you afraid? No need to worry. Take it easy.”
Everyone feels worried, stressed, anxious or down from time to time. But relatively few people develop a mental illness. What’s the difference? A mental illness is a mental health condition that gets in the way of thinking,relating to others and day to day function.
“MENTAL HEALTH IS A STATE OF WELL BEING IN WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL REALIZES HIS OR HER OWN ABILITIES,CAN COPE WITH THE NORMAL STRESSES OF LIFE”
Mental illness affect 19% of the adult population,46% of teen-agers and 13% of children. Total 78% of people are struggling with their mental health may be in your family, friends, you- yourself, your love ones and your neighborhood. (Source:- research)
However,only half of those affected receive treatment often because of the stigma attached to mental health. You know? Untreated mental illness can contribute to higher medical expenses, poor performance at school/college and work, fewer employment opportunities and main point- increase risk of SUICIDE.
Several mental health conditions are associated with self- harming behaviours, including depression, eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorder,angerness, distress. It is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self preservation. That’s why some people react to it in a negative judgemental way. They can’t imagine over being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves,so they can’t understand why anyone else would.
This lack of understanding can lead to insensitivity and stigma towards people who are often already struggling with serious emotional problem.
The largest percentage of people who engage in these types of behaviours are teen-agers and young adults. These are the key age because youth are experiencing multiple changes at the same time. They’re becoming more independent from junior to high school or to college/university which creates a lot of change. There’s a lot of new stress, pressure, tensions and anxiety.
Another important things- you know how heart health is connected to mental health?
You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities- a lack of exercise,poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking,while these habits do heigher the risk of high blood pressure,heart attacks, stroke- your thoughts, attitude, emotions, happiness and anger are also just as important.
Heart disease has many other mind-body connections that you should consider. Longtime stress due to the pressure at home,on the job or from other sources can contribute to abnormally high blood pressure,blood circulation problems.
< While researching i’ve seen that 20% of us experience depression in our lifetimes, 50% people with heart disease. Now let’s talk about how to deal with it. For those of you that suffer with mental illness,for those who are like us,who rely on holding the hand of several different professions, studies while you analyze your past and present in order to rebuild your future, i know your brain can be a scary place, especially when it acts against you. You can prevent mental illness by listening to soft music, being more social setting, realistic goals for yourself, taking care of your body, focus on your future, chill with your family, friends and co- workers.
Surround yourself with individuals who understand your circumstances and respect you as the unique individual that you are. This practice will assist you in dealing with the sickness successfully. Improve your mental health knowledge to receive the help you need to deal with the problem. Always remember to be grateful in life. Pursue a hobby or any other creative activity that you enjoy.
Mental sickness is becoming a growing issue in the 21st century. Not everyone receives the help they needed. Our society needs to change its point of view towards mental illness. People had to remove the stigma attached to this illness and educate themselves about it. Being mentally healthy extends your life by allowing you to experience more joy and happiness. It improves our ability to think clearly and boost our self-esteem. We may also connect spritually with ourselves and serve as role models for others.
Our mind is one of the most powerful organs in our body, regulating the functioning of all other organs. Being both physically and emotionally fit is the key to success in all aspect of life. So it is crucial for everyone to work towards achieving a balancing between mental and physical well-being and get the necessary help when either of them falters.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha
Writer – Prakriti pandit Cheetri