Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, feeling Overwhelmed, Low energy, Insomnia are now-a-days becoming more common among people, especially in adolescence and early to middle age. We often talk about how people should share what they feel, but it needs to be understood, sharing stuff for the person who is going through such a difficult time isn’t easy. Are we really there for our loved ones?
Depression or stress arises from overthinking and leads to social isolation. Childhood trauma, heartbreak, loneliness, poverty, debt, unemployment, bereavement, poor physical health, and taking drugs are some of the main reasons why an individual suffers from bad mental health and ends up in depression or taking their own life.
People now are becoming more vocal, aware, and wary about mental health. The official statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) demonstrate, nearly 1 billion people every year struggle with mental health-related related issues, which rose by 25% during the times of the COVID pandemic. Not only this, but the report shared by the UN this year June month states, 70% of people with psychosis worldwide, do not get the assistance they need. This is indeed a huge number.
Are we creating an environment worthy for our children, and can they share any problem of theirs with us? Do we work on our mental health? Are we ready to listen to a person who’s going through depression or anxiety? Will we understand what the person is going through? And are our family members, relatives, friends, or partners happy or just pretending to be? These are some of the questions that one needs to ask themselves.
We try hard to be with our loved ones, but I guess we do not understand how they feel, and why they react in a manner to a specific conversation, topic or issue. “Conversation is hard”. We also need to understand, when we talk about mental health, it does not only involve women but men and other genders also, it is about an individual, not a specific gender.
Men may have learned to emphasise self-control, but at the end of the day, they are humans and it’s no shame for them to seek help from a professional. Studies show that women contain higher prevalence rates of getting anxiety disorders.
We all have heard studies being conducted on mental health issues including men and women, but never heard or read mention of transgender. You will all find reports or google answers involving men and women.
Many notions are associated with mental health, such as people thinking if they take professional sessions, society will think they are mentally ill or they will be mocked, and most importantly, the feeling of “inadequacy”, which to some extent happens. But aren’t we the ones who make society? The other major reason behind this is “distrust”, people who struggle with mental health aren’t able to trust a person to share personal details.
Poor mental health leads to poor physical health. Strokes, Epilepsy, Heart-diseases, Bipolar and eating disorders, and Diabetes are some of the health problems caused by depression.
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Understand Bipolar disorder
Individuals who suffer from Bipolar disorder, feel overwhelmed, irritated, sad, lack the energy to do any work, feelings of emptiness or worthlessness, feelings of guilt and despair, and worst of all “self-doubt”. Bipolar comes with episodes of mania as well as depression. Any stressful circumstance is considered to be the reason to trigger bipolar disorder, mostly diagnosed in the early-20s.
What is an eating disorder?
The other mental disorder which is becoming very common these days, especially in the age group between 12-25. It is referred to as “abnormal eating behavior”, where people eat food at a fast pace anxiously, which further affects mental as well physical health. Its types include – Binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, pica, rumination disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and night eating syndrome.
It has long-term effects. Talking about its physical symptoms, people generally face weakness, fatigue, sensitivity to colds, reduced beard growth in men, reduction in waking erections, reduced libido, weight loss, and growth failure. Eating disorders can be treated by Counselling, proper diet, normal amount of exercise, and medications.
It is the need of the hour for all of us to focus on our mental health, it isn’t a joke. The aforementioned are just 2 disorders that people generally have but aren’t much aware of. Life is hard for everyone, and we crave happiness and peace, but we need to remember whatever we do, we do it not at the cost of our mental health because mental peace must be our topmost priority of ours.
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