‘Money matters, mind matters too!’ Life is not just about living, it is more than that. It’s about being alive and be satisfied with oneself.
How many days have passed when you want to hide yourself from the world?
How many times you don’t want to talk to anyone?
How many mornings have passed when you have a gloomy inner feeling of despair?
If these questions are asked to each and every individual globally, 50% of them will raise their hands. There are people around us who are deeply broken inside, yet put on a false façade over themselves. They put on a fake smile, the fake and pretentious self-showcasing that everything is fine with them. Trying to carry on with normal life behavior outside, but deep inside the desire, the motivation is totally shattered and void.
Have you ever realized about the people who go through this roller-coaster of emotions? The question they have about uncertainty and about their existence?
Indeed, very well. You got it right! This blog is about Mental Health. Today is World Mental Health Day. It is globally celebrated on 10th October, for creating awareness and education about mental health.
• Anxiety, worrying, and feeling of unease.
• Changes in the sleeping schedule.
• Sudden decrease and increase in eating habits.
• Felling of worthlessness, guilty, and hopelessness.
• Mood swings with emotional outbursts.
• Withdrawal from life with an existential crisis.
• Strong feelings of anger, unhappiness, and monotonous emotions.
• Thought of death.
• It can be genetically inherited, prenatal damage, brain injuries.
• Substance abuse for a very long time.
• Psychological traumas suffered in childhood such as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
• Negligence or important loss of loved ones.
• Dysfunctional family life.
• Social or cultural pressure and expectations.
In today’s world, words like depression, anxiety, paranoia, and stress are not just written in the books. These are real condition which is affected by people like Me & You. Well, for the society these are just like other taboos that need to be shoved inside the cupboard. The topics which they don’t want to talk about is worthless. It is worthless because they can’t or rather one should say they don’t want to understand.
While the actual story is not just the way you are looking at the problem they are facing. Maybe, according to your perspective, the problem is mild and minute.But it is a much wide and macroscopic version which needs the nation’s attention.
There are many people who are trying to change their perspectives about mental health issues. They are trying to change their perspective and try to bring it to public notice. Mental health should be taught in school just like moral value classes are conducted.
Well, the answer to the question does not have the guaranteed answer. But yet there are some steps to control stress and boosting of self-esteem.
Be open-eyed about the mental symptoms of warning signs. Consulting doctors and considering involving the family and friends is the first thing to do. Go for routine medical checkups. Never skip or neglect the primary care of yourself.
Always ask and get help when it is needed. Talk always talks about it. Try to share the problems and deep emotions with your closed ones. If you cannot speak about it then start maintaining a diary where you can write all the thoughts and feelings.
Take proper care of yourself. Have a healthy diet, regular physical activities, and sufficient sleep. Refresh your mind by listening to music or dancing. Do the things that makes you feel good about yourself. Get surrounded by positive people The new slogan should be- “It’s alright to be not okay. Love yourself, care for yourself, and trust yourself when things don’t go your way. This phase will pass away!”