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Mental Health: Strengthening our response

Health is the blessing of God and we don’t consider it a blessing until we become sick. Sickness is of different types and many of us are unaware of it. We just consider apparent disease as a disease. Other diseases like headache, body pain, mental health issues, depression, and anxiety, etc are not considered as diseases or problems by the majority of us.

This is the reason, A patient has to suffer a lot because he has to fight two wars. One war with disease and another war with the people’s behavior and sick mindset.

Here’s a complete guide to the most underestimated disorder that is mental illness.

What is mental health?

Mental health is health that is directly related to our emotional, Psychological and, social well-being. Mental well-being plays an important role in our life. It determines how we’ll react to specific situations of sorrows, traumas, and critical situations. It affects our decisions and helps us to make choices.

Mental health is the most neglected issue. The person who suffers from it may feel so helpless that he can take his life also. It’s a serious issue but it can be solved timely if you know the symptoms of emerging health issues.

Symptoms of mental illness?

The symptoms of mental illness may vary from person to person. But here’s the list of symptoms, if you find any of the below symptoms in yourself or in your family member you must be careful.

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Feeling numb or empty
  • Thinking to physically hurt yourself or others
  • Hearing unknown voices
  • Believing in false things
  • Severe mood swings that effects relationships
  • Fighting or arguing without any reason
  • Frustration
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating a lot or too little
  • Feeling most of the time, confused, scared, on edge, angry, upset, or worried.
  • Feeling unexplainable pains and aches
  • Feeling low or zero energy
  • Suddenly becoming introvert

 

Causes of mental health issues

There are certain factors of mental health issues like:

  • Biological factor-like inherited disease or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences such as tragedies in one’s life

Effects of mental health issues

There are drastic effects of mental health issues.

  • The patient can harm himself or become a life threat for others too.
  • His relationship can be badly affected due to his mood swings and behavior
  • He may directly affect others health because it’s natural
  • Mental health issues may negatively affect a patient’s physical health, thinking, social and private activities.
  • It may lead to having negative effects on personal as well as professional life.

And the list goes on.

It’s crucial to know how to get rid of mental illness permanently.

How to get rid of mental illness?

The solutions may vary from person to person depending upon the causes. The first thing that we should do is to know the root cause of mental illness. We have to identify the problem then we move forward to the next steps

The next steps can be:

  • To talk with the patient in a friendly way so that he can express his feelings/thinking to you.
  • Then encourage him for his right actions.
  • Sweetly guiding him about things that were not right.
  • Regular Morning or evening walks with light conversation can bring positive results.
  • Changing place can divert mind too
  • Changing activities can change the mood
  • Spending time with kids also helps the patient to get recover.
  • Participating in outdoor games will give mental and physical energy.
  • Reading books also help to think positive
  • Practicing your religion may also be helpful.

To conclude, Family and friends can play a vital role in the patient’s quick recovery. Be humble with the patient. It may be sometimes irritating or exhausting but one should know that the patient is patient and he needs our love, care, and attention.

Elijah Adam

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