Mental health is not something that people in this country often talk out loud.
We speak in hushed tone as in talking about it will bring ominous thing toward our life. People take a great measure to hide the fact that sometime it’s our mind that is in need to be healed, not our physical being. But what is mental health it self?
Accoring to Mental Health.gov : 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. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
From the moment you were born up till now, you might experience mental health problem that might affect your daily life and it can be caused by :
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Some early warning that might ring your bell about developing mental illness such as :
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
It’s perfectly okay and common if you ever thought that you ever feel these early symptom of developing mental health issue, but take notes, what you gotta do is not let it win and keep fighting. Seek treatment and it’s okay to go on medication if you need it.
Stay safe, stay positive, and keep pushing forward!