Mental Health !!
Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health.
However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in people’s lives, interpersonal connections, and physical factors can all contribute to mental health disruptions.
Looking after mental health can preserve a person’s ability to enjoy life. Doing this involves reaching a balance between life activities, responsibilities, and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
Conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety can all affect mental health and disrupt a person’s routine.
Although the term mental health is in common use, many conditions that doctors recognize as psychological disorders have physical roots.
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
There are many different mental illnesses, and their symptoms vary. Some common symptoms include:
Problems with thinking (like being confused, suspicious, or unusually angry or sad)
- Keeping to themselves
- Mood swings
- Relationship problems
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
- Abusing alcohol or drugs
- Feeling low on hope and not enjoying things that they used to like
- Thoughts of suicide or harming themselves or others
- Sleep problems (too much or too little)
If you have had symptoms like these, talk to your doctor or a counselor to find out what is going on and what would help you.
Try these tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself.
- Value yourself:
Treat yourself with kindness and respect and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument, or become fluent in another language.
- Take care of your body:
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to:
- Eat nutritious meals
- Avoid cigarettes
- Drink plenty of water
- Exercise, which helps decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods
- Get enough sleep. Researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to a high rate of depression in college students.
- Surround yourself with good people:
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class, or support group.
- Give yourself:
Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else. You will feel good about doing something tangible to help someone in need — and it is a great way to meet new people.
- Learn how to deal with stress:
Like it or not, stress is a part of life. Practice good coping skills: Try do Tai Chi, exercise, take a nature walk, play with your pet, or try journal writing as a stress reducer. Also, remember to smile and see the humor in life. Research shows that laughter can boost your immune system, ease pain, relax your body and reduce stress.
- Quiet your mind:
Try meditating, Yoga, mindfulness prayer. Relaxation exercises and prayer can improve your state of mind and outlook on life. In fact, research shows that meditation may help you feel calm and enhance the effects of therapy.
- Set realistic goals:
Decide what you want to achieve academically, professionally, and personally, and write down the steps you need to realize your goals. Aim high but be realistic and do not over-schedule. You will enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment and self-worth as you progress toward your goal.
- Break up the monotony:
Although our routines make us more efficient and enhance our feelings of security and safety, a little change of pace can perk up a tedious schedule. Alter your jogging route, plan a road-trip, take a walk in a different park, hang some new pictures or try a new restaurant.
- Avoid alcohol and other substance:
Keep alcohol use to a minimum and avoid other substance. Sometimes people use alcohol and other substance to "self-medicate" but, alcohol and other substance only aggravate problems.
- Get help when you need it:
Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness. And it is important to remember that treatment is effective. People who get appropriate care can recover from mental illness and addiction and lead full, rewarding lives.
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Over the course of our life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
1) Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
2) Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
3) Family history of mental health problems
There are many different types of mental disorders. Some common ones include
Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias
Depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
The issue with mental disorders is that people fail to recognize that they have a problem and that they need specialized help.
They might often feel overly worried, stressed, or simply lack the joy of doing things. Such symptoms may hint towards depression or anxiety. But they could easily be overlooked if the people experiencing them are expecting to have hallucinations, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse problems as a red flag for mental health issues.