Let’s talk about mental health!
We all go through tough times. We get through them after seeking help. In case there is a physical illness we seek immediate medical attention and get it sorted to an extent. But mental health is not talked about often. A person may be perfectly fit in the physical but they might be carrying untold stories of mental illness. It might seem very virtual and inexisting as it may sound. But let’s just think about how often we are lost in our thoughts. Our thoughts shape our reality. Our thoughts shape the way we set values, rules, form new connections and use all of these in our future.
Look around yourself! The physical things such as tables, paper, laptops, mobiles or anything that we see around us was once in some brilliant minds. They were just thoughts. They took shape because every such individual made combined their effort to make it into a reality.
Mental health is very much existent!
Something that was thought to be non-existent comes into being. Likewise, mental illnesses are real. It is real for the person who undergoes them. It is as real as any physical illness could be. Just think “What if such mental pictures took shape?” History tells us that many mishappenings occur where the root cause is mental trauma and discomfort. Now, we can understand the importance of mental health. Let’s discuss depression.
Depression is among the most treatable mental disorders. Depression affects the way we feel, think and act. Depression causes a feeling of sadness or a sustained loss of interest in many activities.
- Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing)
- Absence of mind
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
What can I do?
You know what’s normal for you. If you find yourself experiencing feelings or behaviors that aren’t typical or if something seems off, this might be a sign you need to seek help from an expert doctor. It’s always the best to talk about what you’re feeling and experiencing so that treatment can begin early if it’s necessary.
Help your beloved break the barrier and seek help!
If you find anyone going through a tough phase in their life, take courage and approach with utmost care. Yes! It takes courage and effort to light up a person’s life. Help them to realize it is as normal as seeking a doctor’s care during a fever or any acute pain. It can be hard convincing them to take an expert’s help. But help them see a future into the horizon. It will be so satisfying to see a person in full potential!