Some people become so unhappy or have so many problems that they doubt their sanity. Many people worry if they have indeed “fallen off the wagon.”
What are your thoughts? Answer the following questions as best you can:
Do you have any sad or irritable feelings? Has your interest in enjoyable activities that you used to enjoy waned? Have you experienced a difference in your appetite or weight loss? Discrepancies in your sleeping habits? Do you have a sense of guilt? Do you have trouble concentrating, recalling details, or making decisions? Have you ever considered suicide or death? You should see your family doctor if you answered “yes” to most of these questions since your mental health may be in jeopardy.
“The successful performance of a mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity,” according to the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health. Mental disease, which encompasses all “mental disorders,” is on the other extreme of the spectrum.
Mental disorders are illnesses marked by changes in thought, emotion, or behaviour associated with distress or reduced functioning. Mental health is defined as “successful mental functioning” on one end of the continuum, while the mental disease is defined as “impaired functioning” on the other.
Mental health refers to how we cope with life regarding how we think, feel, and act. It also influences how we deal with stress, interacts with others, and make decisions. Mental health is crucial at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, just as physical health is.
Depression, phobias, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, and various other disorders are actual diseases from which one cannot escape. They are, fortunately, frequently curable. Most persons with mental problems can benefit from medication and counselling. However, rather than seeing a psychiatrist, having a physician prescribe mood stabilizers is more cost-effective; however, following your doctor’s advice regarding therapy and referrals to mental health providers.
Emotionally and mentally healthy people have control over their ideas, feelings, and actions. They are confident in themselves and their relationships. They can keep difficulties in perspective. It’s crucial to note that even those with good emotional health might experience emotional problems or mental illness. A physical etiology of mental diseases, such as a chemical imbalance in the brain, is common. Issues with family, employment, or school can occasionally trigger or exacerbate mental illness. If you or someone you care about is in danger, seek assistance. It may be not easy at first, but there are ways and steps you can take to save your own or someone else’s life.