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Mental Health


Mental Health

Mental health is all about behavioural and emotional well being. Mental health refers to how we feel, behave and think. Sometimes we feel low and sometimes we feel extreme rush of happiness. It’s not a big deal if you feel sad or happy or furious because we all are human beings afterall, we all have feelings and emotions. But what if those emotions take over our mind so harsh that it’s almost impossible to control them? What if you’re sad continuously for one weeks or months? This is something to worry about. This is what we call mental illness when a person himself can’t control his emotions and ultimately it ruins his life. Sometimes, the burden is so much that people often have suicidal thoughts and some even commit suicide because self killing seems easier than dealing with those emotions.

Most common mental illness:-

1) Anxiety:-

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.

But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.

But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

This type of anxiety may cause you to stop doing things you enjoy. In extreme cases, it may prevent you from entering an elevator, crossing the street, or even leaving your home. If left untreated, the anxiety will keep getting worse.

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and can affect anyone at any age. According to the American Psychiatric Association, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Depression:-

Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.

People experience depression in different ways. It may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions.

Mood swings:-

Mood swings refer to rapid changes in mood. The term may refer to minor daily mood changes or to significant mood changes as seen with mood disorders such as major depression or bipolar depression. Mood swings can also occur in women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The menopausal transition, specifically the time around approaching menopause or perimenopause, is associated with mood swings in some women. Mood swings can be seen with other conditions as well, including schizophreniaattention deficit hyperactivity disorderdementia, and thyroid conditions.

Symptoms

  • not eating enough or overeatinghaving insomnia or sleeping too much
    distancing yourself from other people and favorite activities
    feeling fatigue even with enough sleep
    feeling numbness or lacking empathy
    experiencing unexplainable body pains or achiness
    feeling hopeless, helpless or lost
    smoking, drinking, or using illicit drugs more than ever before
    feeling confusion, forgetfulness, irritability, anger, anxiety, sadness, or fright
    constantly fighting or arguing with friends and family
    having extreme mood swings that cause relationship problems
    having constant flashbacks or thoughts that you can’t get out of your head
    hearing voices in your head that you can’t stop
    having thoughts of hurting yourself or other people
  • being unable to carry out day-to-day activities and chores

How to overcome:-

Get plenty of sleep

Eat well

Avoid alcohol, smoking and drugs

Get plenty of sunlight

Manage stress

Activity and exercise

Do something you enjoy

Connect with others and be sociable

Do things for others

Ask for help

Conclusion:-

Mental illness is a bigger concern for today’s generation. It is a serious issue and no one should take it lightly. If you’re facing some sort of mental illness then please do cure as soon as possible. It’s not a myth, but a harsh reality that everyone needs to be understood.