Everyone sometimes feels tired, sad, irritable, drowsy, or anxious. If these feelings are not intensified and do not cause significant disorganization of our current life, they are a natural reaction of our body. However, you cannot underestimate these feelings; it is good to treat them as an essential signal from your body that you should take care of yourself. Sometimes the only help can be a therapist and specially prepared therapy.
What mental health is?
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) definition, mental health is not just a lack of mental disorders. It’s not just a disease or disability. Mental health is characterized as a state of full physical, psychological, and social well-being when a person acts effectively and is socially useful. It can be defined as a state of well-being when people recognize their skills, cope with stress during life changes, can work productively, and are socially useful.
Mental, physical, and social health are consistent with each other as essential to life.
It is evident that mental health is crucial to the overall well-being of individuals and society as a whole.
Unfortunately, for most, mental health and mental disorders are not as important as physical health or other aspects of everyday life. Daily, we do not care about our mental health; it is not our priority, which is a big mistake.
How many people experience mental health problems?
Mental health problems are one of the leading causes of the burden of disease worldwide and constitute more than 12% of all illnesses. Four hundred fifty million people suffer from mental problems and behavioral disorders.
Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are distributed according to a gradient of economic disadvantage across society with the poorer and more disadvantaged disproportionately affected by common mental health problems and their adverse consequences.
What are the main types of mind health problems?
Mental health problems include depression, generalized anxiety,
Disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder,
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic disorder
Stress syndrome (PTSD).
Suicide and self-harm are not mental health issues
Alone, but they involve mental suffering.
Some factors may cause the units are more prone to the risk of disease.
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• History of injury or damage
• Social isolation
• Bad social conditions
• Family breakdown
The earlier identification of the problem with depression, the higher the effectiveness of treatment and avoidance of disability and death by suicide.
If you suspect you may be depressed. If you think that something more serious is happening to you than seasonal depressed mood, stress, or fatigue – do not hesitate and contact a specialist.
Also, accompanying a person in crisis, illness, long-term problem is always a difficult and emotionally aggravating situation. You can help yourself or someone next to you.