DEFINING MENTAL HEALTH
Mental health | Common diagnosis | Signs and Symptoms | Resources that are available
Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being are part of our mental health. It impacts the way we think, feel, and act. It also influences how we deal with stress, interact with others, and make decisions. Mental health is crucial at all stages of life, including childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Many factors play a role in mental illness, including:
· Genes and brain chemistry are examples of biological influence
· Trauma or abuse are examples of life experiences
· Mental health issues run in the family
"Mental health is a condition of well-being in which a person recognizes his or her own abilities, can manage with typical life challenges, can work efficiently, and can contribute to his or her community." According to the WHO, mental health is "more than the absence of mental diseases or disabilities." It's not just about avoiding active mental illnesses; it's also about maintaining overall wellness and happiness.
Mental illness is now at the forefront of the public health debate. More and more people have a mental illness than previously thought. People are no longer being urged to "toughen up" or "simply ignore it." Instead, they receive the same amount of urgency and attention as a physical injury.
Major mental diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder seldom strike out of nowhere.
Most frequently, tiny changes or a sensation that "something's not quite right" about someone's thoughts, emotions, or behavior are noticed by family, friends, instructors, or the person themselves before the symptoms manifests itself fully.
Symptoms and Significance
These symptoms may warrant a consultation with a mental health specialist.
Mood swings — Changes in sleep, appetite, or a decrease in personal care.
Behavioral changes- such as rapid or drastic alterations in moods or depressive thoughts.
Withdrawal — Recent social withdrawal and lack of interest in previously appreciated activities
Reduction in functioning — An extraordinary drop in functioning at school, job, or social activities, such as giving up sports, failing in school, or having difficulties executing common chores
Concentration, memory- Logical thought and speaking difficulties that are difficult to describe are known as thinking difficulties.
Disconnectedness — Disconnection from oneself or one's surroundings; a sense of unreality
Fear or suspicion of other people or a very uneasy emotion
Illogical thinking is characterized by irrational or inflated ideas about one's ability to comprehend or control events.
Uncommon signs and symptoms
Individuals equate mental illness with uneasiness and difficulty sitting still, sweat, and even fast breathing or heartbeats when they hear the word. Many people identify these symptoms with anxiety, but they aren't the sole signs of depression. Although some individuals may feel nervous in various ways, they may never or seldom display the more prevalent symptoms of worry.
People don't generally associate fatigue with anxiety. People with anxiety aren't usually wired.
There's a narrow line between self-improvement and perfectionism. Anxiety is characterized by extreme perfectionism.
If you're having stomach pains that don't go away, you may be suffering from anxiety. As a result of worry inducing the fight-or-flight reaction, the digestive process is disrupted.
Anxious people may start avoiding events that make them nervous. They don't recognize they're avoiding situations or why. Avoiding tense circumstances might become a habit.
Anxious individuals find stress particularly difficult to manage. Anxious individuals don't handle situations that are not within their control or the sense of uncertainty.
Coping with Depression: A Resource Guide
Is it difficult for you to deal with your mental health?
If so, let’s utilize the following advice in your daily routine to create better habits.
Depression is difficult to deal with. A sense of pessimism and emptiness might distort your perception of the world around you. You may feel like you're working twice as hard as everyone else to get through the day.
There are a variety of options for treatment, including:
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy
The mental disease may be treated with this form of therapy. Click here to book your initial therapy
Solicit help from friends and family whenever feasible. Find a self-help or support group if you can't talk to friends or relatives. These organizations let you speak to others with similar issues. They can listen and advise well.
Give yourself time and validate your feelings
Reading and self-reflection is a good first step. Being aware and able to understand your feelings is the second step. Self reflection and acceptance of yourself, feelings, and emotions is the third.
If you are ready to start living and overcoming. Please check out the Unbecoming Your Hurt Mental Health Journal to allow yourself to begin your journey.
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