POSTED October 7, 2020
Mental health can be confusing at times, for example you can feel sad or tired but you could also be fearful one day and happy the next. Mental health is so important to understand in this generation.
Mental Health has a very broad spectrum that a lot of people don’t know about. Mental Health is our emotional, psychological, and well being. A lot of people struggle with Mental Health a lot more than society thinks. With Mental Health comes the Mental illnesses and some of the illnesses include Anxiety disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Schizophrenia are very common mental disorders.
Depression and Anxiety are often intertwined with each other. Depression can include factors like genetics, some medications or drugs you may consume, other medical conditions that can affect the brain which then causes different types of moods. Anxiety can be caused by family problems, work stress, or something you are nervous about. Depression and Anxiety are very common and often undiagnosed in today’s world.. Globally 322 million people struggle with Depression and Anxiety.
Bipolar Disorder is when you have mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Some symptoms of bipolar disorder include euphoria, racing thoughts, decreased need of sleep. As of 2017 46 million people around the world struggle with this mental illness.
Personality Disorder is a way of thinking and behaving that goes against the society we live in and it causes problems and lasts over time. If you feel unstable or very confused with self image, impulsive and risky behavior, and up and down moods you could possibly have this mental disorder. It is estimated that 10 percent to 13 percent struggle with this disorder around the world.
Schizophrenia is a disorder that alters with a person’s ability to think, feel and behave clearly. These mental illnesses affect 20 million people around the world! Delusions, hallucinations, extremely disorganized, and negative thoughts can all be a red flag that you may have schizophrenia disorder. This disorder affects 20 million people worldwide!
Eating Disorders are very serious conditions that affect persistent eating behaviors that negatively affect your life and health. Symptoms may include extreme weight gain or weight loss, dry skin and hair, muscle weakness, dizziness especially when standing. Eating Disorders affect 9 percent of the population worldwide.
All in all, how can you cope with these mental illnesses? You can start out by talking to someone, a friend, a parent, a counselor. A lot of people care about your precious life. You also can surround yourself with good people and try to see if they can help you in any aspect of your life. Also don’t listen to what anyone says! Don’t listen to the simulation of society that Mental Health/ Illness is wrong or bad because it should be normalized. After this, we all need to understand that Mental Health is so important and that we need to normalize all kinds of mental illnesses because you never know what someone is going through mentally.