Mental health is the most debated and ignored topic. It 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. Mental illnesses are illnesses also affect your mood, thinking or behavior. A mental illness can interfere with your daily life along , also the lives of the people around you. Mental illnesses are just as real and serious as physical illnesses, but unlike other diseases, mental illness can’t be seen.
In India today, more than 32 million people have a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
The causes of mental illness are unknown, but there are many factors that contribute to anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia. Some of these include
– genetic vulnerability
– confusion, disorientation, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions – These are very common signs of schizophrenia. They show that the person is not thinking clearly.
– changes in sleep patterns
-changes in appetite or weight – one may suddenly gain or lose a great deal of weight for no reason. One could also suddenly be very hungry all the time and constantly eat without stopping.
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.