by Tasnim Tanim
Why mental health is so important?
Dedicated to, whoever is fighting with mental health issues or having a mental breakdown.
Be strong now. Because things will get better. It might be stormy now. But, it can’t rain forever.
Before we get started discussing mental health, we should know first what is mental health.
What is mental health?
Mental health includes 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.
Mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems.
- Biological factors. Such as genus or brain chemistry
- Life experiences such as trauma or abuse.
- Family history of mental health problems
I take mental breakdown or illness more seriously than any other health issue because when you are suffering from health issues like, cancer disease it’s the virus that is affecting you. But, when you are mentally traumatized it’s you which causes yourself to do things that you don’t want to do. The mental breakdown is unspoken, most confined, most misunderstood and most of the time people are shy or nervous to talk over their problem. Most of the mentally disturbed people avoid conversations. They just don’t wanna talk about their issues because most of the time people misunderstood them, don’t wanna listen to them. When we have other problems like headache, kidney failure, fever or anything else we talk about the issues openly but when people hear that someone having mental breakdown they start to ignore that person, and gossip about him and for all these reasons people don’t wanna talk about their mental breakdown. Moreover, people call them mad man. As if the brain isn’t a part of our body. Every issue related to the brain isn’t madness. Mind and body are connected it’s not only a random saying. It’s medically proved.
Having mental issues is common but talking about the problem is rare. People don’t easily talk about it, they act or do excessive things to feel others that everything is normal. What’s more serious is a body cut it visible but being mentally traumatized is invisible.
Expressing one or more of the following feelings would indicate that someone is having mental health problems and I would be disclosing why it’s important.
- Eating or sleeping too much or little. When we eat it converts into our body as energy by digesting the food. Eating too much is harmful to our health as excessive food makes our body weak and fat. On the other hand, eating less makes our body weak and weakens our immunity. Stress makes us feel restless and causes too much sleep or no sleep at all. It also causes sleep disorders like insomnia. Reports say that one of the third American have sleeping issues for mentally traumatized.
- Pulling away from people and usual activities. As I said, when someone is having a mental breakdown they prefer to stay quiet. They start to ignore the crowd and usual activities.
- Having low or no energy. If our willing power is with us our healing ability is with us. Mentally traumatized people usually feel low, and easily they get sick.
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters. Mentally disturbed people are mainly in shock because something major happened in their life. So, they start feeling nothing.
- Having unexplained aches and pains. Stress and anxiety weaken our heart and makes our heart beat faster than before. Also, mentally challenged people suffer from low energy that’s why they sometimes have chest pain, digestion problems and also headaches. Humans use only 10 percent of their brains. Our brain has limited stress taking power. When we are in stress we think about the issues more deeply and think about that over and over again, we get a headache.
- Feeling hopeless or helpless. As I mentioned, mentally traumatized people don’t feel like talking too much. Something hurt their inner surface and we know feelings include mental health.
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual. What makes mental health issues serious is that some can’t handle mental breakdowns at all. They need support, then they get involved with drugs and alcohol and pills which is for them a way of stress management. An addict has a financial problem, destroy families, and including health problems.
- Feeling usually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried or scared. Mental breakdown destroys our confidence and stamina. Usually, stressed people think about the stressful matter over and over again, and they don’t focus on other things happening in life. They are distracted and forget things. And things make them feel angry. And an angry man loses control over thinking good.
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends. Mentally ill people are often mistaken for being angry in the process of these mood swings they easily get involved in quarrels.
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in the relationship. In other diseases there are so many people to support us, motivate us, we have partners but, when we are having mental issues it’s hard to explain also we have to act everything normal like it never happened. Through, the process people have to go on a phrase thus, issues happen.
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head. Our past might be forgetful but memories will haunt us. Bitter memories are like a nightmare, and stuck in that memory and thinking over and over about that is like living in a prison.
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true. When someone having emotional trauma often, they imagine things to feel normal. Usually, they don’t talk much but deep inside they wanna talk impatiently. Thus, they imagine some unrealistic character. These characters came out from their inner personality. It’s called a hallucination. It can be their favourite cartoon character or favourite person or even an unusual person.
- Thinking of harming yourself. Now, this is what makes emotional trauma more sensitive than other problems. Can you imagine someone hurting themselves? Where’s when we got a small cut we get impatient and panic. In other diseases, it’s the virus that makes us weak and we have to fight against the virus. But, in mental breakdown, it’s like you against you. When a person tries to commit suicide in which grand level the issues reach that the person has no willingness to live. The world is beautiful and every living being wanna live mental breakdown destroys the willingness of living.
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of yourself, kids, family, getting to work or school. Mental breakdown destroys cheerful people like hell. Leaving them in anger and pain. Thinking about their issues decrease energy and enthusiasm.
Mental health issues notwithstanding with the person only but destroy everything slowly but surely. Whoever is having mental breakdown please talk with someone. It’s not only you half of the people suffer from this without realizing others. It’s inside deep down ever. So don’t ignore your problems.