Mental Health

 

Mental Health

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.

Causes of mental health problems


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

  • biological factors
  • environmental factors
  • psychological factors
    stress, which can lead to depression or anxiety, both of which may become chronic. Stressful life events include the loss of a loved one, divorce, losing a job or moving. Some illnesses are more common in people with certain stressful life events. For example, anxiety disorders are more common among women who have had early life physical or sexual abuse. Smoking has also been shown to cause depression and other mental illnesses. A large number of individuals who suffer from mental illnesses do not seek the help of a medical professional. These usually occur because people think that they will be diagnosed with something that wouldn’t really be wrong with them or that they will be unable to afford services that may help them improve their health condition.

Some of the signs or symptoms of mental health problems are:


– 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.

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