Our overall well-being consists of our mental health and physical health. Although the two aspects are closely linked, our mental health influences our physical health massively. In simpler words, one may feel down or unhappy occasionally, but mentally may be well. However, it is unlikely that one can maintain a healthy physical form with poor mental health. Every now and then, being transparent about our mental health can makes us feel prejudiced or frowned upon, somewhat of a taboo topic. At least it is not as easy as talking openly about a migraine or backache or any other form of physical pain.
Most individuals struggle with transparently bringing their struggles in a conversation naturally. The historical stigma surrounding the mental health topic is predominantly still not recognised entirely as part of our general well-being but rather detached from the physical health importance.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Positive mental health allows you to realize your full potential, cope with the stresses of life, create high-quality relationships, work productively and make meaningful contributions to your communities.
Mental health issues are common and most of them can be easily resolved or prevented. Talking therapy is one of many ways you can stay on top of your mental health.
Are you unsure if yourself or someone you know is dealing with some mental health struggles? Here are some warning signs that will help you identify whether you are experiencing some mental health issues:
- Avoiding people and social activities
- Experiencing loss of energy and feeling hopeless occasionally
- Feeling anxious and worried to the extend that it makes you or people around you uncomfortable
- Experiencing physical numbness
- Experiencing sudden aches/pains
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Developing unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking, drugs beyond a reasonable limit
- Developing sudden mood swings in a negative manner
- Agitating easily with yourself/family & friends
- Developing self-harming/suicidal thoughts
- Unable to perform daily tasks such as personal care, hygiene, routine etc.
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