SunstarTV Bureau: This year a common health issue that we came across in India is mental health or depression. Along with the deadly Coronavirus, mental health or depression also took much life.
Stating from the well known celebrities like, Susant Singh Rajput to the television writer Abhishek Makwana everyone committed suicide for their mental health.
Now a day, this issue is not rare. One out of seven Indians is likely to suffer from a mental problem in their lifetime.
Covid-19 pandemic drains out everyone’s financial status that effect 90 percent of Indian.
Our brains have tiny neurochemical messengers that make us feel uplifted, form habits, cause mood swings, and pretty much guide us in everything we do. These neurochemicals when out of sync cause havoc. There can be several reasons for this imbalance — ageing, injury, stress, disease, or even improper nutrition.
Mental health can be treated but the main problem is, everyone can’t afford that treatment for its high fees. Everyone should understand that mental health treatment is not luxury but it is the necessity to everyone.
We should take care of our mind before its turns out to be worst. These are some signs from which you can know about the mental health state.
- From changes in eating patterns, excessive highs or lows in mood, withdrawal, to altered sleep, any deviation from the usual can be pointing to a mental health concern.
- However, if a sense of hopelessness continues beyond three to five weeks, it could be the first sign of depression.
- If an otherwise happy person is behaving unreasonably aggressive or having delusional spells or suicidal thoughts.
- If one or more of these symptoms start interfering with family life or work, ability to sleep, exercise, or function normally, it is time to call in professional help. Spotting the first signs of mental health concerns is key to preventing them from developing into disorders.
Once you have identified an issue, it is vital to take preventive steps. Always make yourself available for that person.
These are some idea that might help someone to overcome this problem.
- The next time you ask after the well-being of someone, try adding a word onto the sentence and ask: How are you really?
- Put yourself actively in their shoes, don’t offer solutions or be judgmental, just listen.
- Don’t be offended if they don’t want to open up to you, however. Ask if you can approach anyone they would like to talk to instead.
- Keep the channels open and do not get into confrontations. Easier said than done, but you need to keep calm now.
- The first step towards health is more often the decision to do so. The sufferer should want to get better. If, on the other hand, you are the one facing these issues, try reaching out to a trusted friend or even your general practitioner for help. More importantly, don’t let this add to the stress. Mental health needs as much attention as any physical disease.