Mental health is the most integral part of our health, like our physical health. Any disorder in our mental health can make us suffer harshly as a whole.
Mental health is not just about not having any mental disorders or disabilities, but it covers the whole chart of our behavioral and reaction quality. Having a sound mind is essential to living a quality life because this is what governs almost all our actions, life decisions, and body health. You can live a balanced healthy, and peaceful life only if your mind is healthy and sound.
Why do we need to manage mental health?
A massive chunk of the population around the world suffers from at least one mental health disease/problem that interferes with their daily life activities. Still, many people are suffering in silence and do not reach out for health either because it’s inaccessible to them or lack of awareness.
Mental health awareness is a huge social issue that deserves to be addressed at various platforms and multiple levels.
There are several ways to manage mental health. Many private and government firms offer mental health services either free or paid.
How to manage mental health:
To take care of your own mental health or even of a loved one, start with a personal level, monitor your own mental health. Analyze your feelings and how you react in various situations.
Self-awareness is a very important part of mental health and in order to manage your mental health, you need to know your personality type and have a strong connection with yourself.
Unfortunately, many of us are unable to do all of this without proper professional help. For some of us, past/present traumas and many other environmental conditions lead to such damaged mental health that requires strict medical supervision and mental health treatment.
Mental health services:
Mental health services include help from a psychiatrist, physician, therapist, and other mental health professionals. Several mental health departments are operating worldwide, which can help people who seek out in any way.
Mental illness conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc., need special medical attention and prescribed drug therapies to manage the symptoms. It is very important to seek out help from a professional when you are going through any mental health issue and not try to self-medicate.
When you contact a professional, they will refer you to a psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They will diagnose you and further refer you to a professional mental health therapist for proper therapy, where you will be taking sessions with your counselor as required.
Signs that someone might be in need of professional help:
- Avoiding friends and family
- Feeling lonely and hopeless
- Feeling suicidal
- Loss of appetite or general eating disorder
- Sleeping disorders such as sleeping too much or too little
- Sudden Frequent episodes of anxiety attacks
- Mood alterations
- Sudden changes in mood
- Not finding anything interesting or worth living for
- Experiencing delusions
- Having a hard time getting through normal everyday life activities
- Having persistent thoughts, fears, or memories that keep reappearing.
If you know someone suffering from mental health problems, immediately contact the authorities, related departments in your region. You can do this by calling on provided local helplines or looking it up on the internet.