Mental health issues have existed for centuries, but they are never considered a usual disorder. What causes all of it? Are those people mad? Such doubts are still being raised.
Are we supposed to blame this brain entirely? Saying that it is dysfunctional, or are we the ones unconsciously contributing to all these problems? Here, we take a look at these wonder-blunders.
When our heart beats fast, we are sweating, hands trembling, eyes blacking out. The first thing anyone might do after gaining consciousness is google: What just happened to me?
Google gives us the worst possible cases, then we panic and ask for a solution, never once considering that professional help is available. Mental health problems are now a part of daily conversations, but we are still ashamed to admit it.
We consume half and untreated information, which leads to paranoia. The question is: Can Google diagnose the problem for us? We can use google to get information and know thoroughly about the problems, but self-diagnosing and treating is not the solution.
This will most probably worsen the case and lead to taking faulty medications. Hence, talking to someone about the problems is essential. Telling anyone about our feelings is not a sign of weakness.
Googling the symptoms to know the disease is acceptable, but self-diagnosing and self-treatment are concerning.
Overthinking and Complicating: Simple Things
The newer generations have complicated things for themselves. Every simple action has dual intentions. For example: Leaving a message on ‘seen’ is rude to leave a message on ‘seen’ because that translates to ignoring.
There could be more positive ways to look at it: the other person is not in a state to revert or has nothing to say. We wait for replies and overthink them, assume things and jeopardize the relationship.
We should give them space and time to think about it. Instead of overthinking, we should prioritize topics and invest our energy accordingly. The patience is ending, so the need for gratification is overwhelming.
Screens are the Ultimate Source
The pandemic is now an addition to all the anxiety. Confined to the four walls of a house, with no outside exposure: is saturating. Young adults have to multitask.
The screen is the ultimate source. It seems like there is no life beyond screens. Work, entertainment, private and social life depends on that little device in our hands.
This dependability is daunting for most. The worst-case scenario for this condition is the electricity cut off. It makes us all restless. Taking a break for a few minutes every day could help.
The Presence of Mind is in the Future
The world is competitive more than ever. Students of all generations have been a part of the rat race. The only change along the way is; the course of the race.
In previous generations’ grades were the highest parameter to mark a person’s credibility; today, it is determined by the number of extraordinary achievements. With everyone’s heads down looking at the screens, to the spectator, everyone looks the same.
They have to prove that they are different. So, students study for years on end, starting very young surrounded by books. They don’t get the time to obtain any social skills needed to take up a job, which leads to a terrible state of mind. This vicious cycle continues.
The school-going kids are stressed much about their results while the pressure from parents is an age-old concept.
The latest concept is that kids are overburdened with extracurricular activities along with studies.It seems like complicating every single thing runs in the blood.
Sometimes we hear young adults saying, “I don’t want to live anymore” or “there is nothing left in life.” “Everything in life is exhausted.”
They never mean it; it is to express the boredom of a routine. A girl once said, “I want to die to explore something new.” Before exams, kids often crib about having not studied even when they have worked hard.
Trust me, it is not always about boasting or telling their friends. At times, they genuinely think that they are unprepared to give the exams. A set daily routine is not suitable for this new generation.
There is no point in living this repetitive life, is the common conception. They don’t always mean the negativity but feel it and say it, which is unnaturally common and does not raise the alarm.
This practice should raise the alarm, and we should watch our words. Normalizing this is not the path we want to take.
“I am here if you need someone”
Loneliness is a massive aspect of the life of youngsters. People think that friends surround them; how could they possibly be lonely. The truth is anyone can feel lonely at any time.
They scroll all day to keep themselves occupied, which could be a coping mechanism for some or a state of denial to shut away from the world.
They put up stories like; I am here if you need someone – it is trending these days. How will anyone going through a stressful time share their personal life with a stranger? Why do we reach only when in need? Keeping connections shouldn’t be difficult if we care about the person.
These are media stunts, and we all hop on the bandwagon without giving it a thought. This might be because some don’t know the ways they could help; if that’s true, the least anyone could do is keep on checking in with your friends and dear ones.
That will keep your social circles intact and be comfortable in reaching out when in need.
We all have made at least one of the wonder-blunders mentioned above that contribute to mental health problems, and that’s how we unknowingly pamper them.
Unmentioned, these problems creep in unnoticed, but we have to keep ourselves happy and healthy; consciously.