What is Mental Health? Judging from the past year some of us have had experiences that have led to the build-up of various emotions ranging from euphoria to even rage. But have you ever considered that not expressing these emotions or not boiling down the reasons for these emotions could lead to something severe and pathologically abstract disease?
From times unknown, mental health is considered something diabolical and in possession of lucifer hence it has progressed to become a tabooed topic. Slangs like a psychotic, wretch, lunatic are cast towards people showing symptoms of degrading mental health thus encaptivating them into their inner confines of mind causing more damage.
Either the fear of being an outcast or not having proper information makes people more cautious and further entangles the threads of mental health.
So in these testing times what could be the possible way out? If one just looks around, one might find numerous ways that could light the path of healing. First of all, it is extremely important that one can diagnose the primary symptoms of any mental health disorder and know that suffering from such kind of disease is no shame and the disease is completely curable bringing life to normalcy once again.
Therapy/counseling is one such way out, where a therapist generally establishes healthy conversations trying to find the root cause of the disease. Listening to calming music, engaging in activities that ease mental stress and tension are some remedies prescribed in mild cases, whereas drugs like anti-depressants are prescribed in severe cases.
However, the treatment does not follow the “one size fits all” rule. It is wise to know that mental health is subjective to everyone and does not follow a universal pattern, thus seeking medical help only from professionals is the choice of wisdom.
Nowadays it has sort of becoming trendy to publicize mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and obsessive cleaning disorder (OCD) on various social media platforms. It is often seen that indirect jokes and inappropriate comments are made towards either the disorder itself or people suffering from one.
As crucial it is to normalize mental health and its perspective it is not acceptable to do so with the remedy of comedy as it is a form of entertainment at one’s expense. Along with such kinds of jokes using terms like depressions, OCD, anxiety attack, etc. loosely in sentences is offensive towards patients of mental health. Thus having a hearty conversation with peers about mental health would ease the topic’s intensity and make it less taboo.
Last but not least taking care of not only physical but also psychological health is the only advice one can give to prevent any ailments and thus austere complications.