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The Importance Of Mental Health Awareness

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Nowadays, we have seen many people having mental health issues. Admittedly, these issues can be found in any age group but the adult age group is the most affected by it. The youth suicide rate has increased at a considerable rate. In most of the cases, the investigation states that the person was going through some mental trauma. The mental health issues can lead the person to far worse conditions than the most dangerous disease does. That is why mental health awareness has become the primary need for the people, so the month of May has been observed as the Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA since 1949. Let us look at how this has become so important in this era.

 

What Is Mental Illness

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When the brain has disturbance, which causes difficulty in thinking or doing any other mental exercise, the disturbance is often regarded as mental illness. In simple words, it is the physical illness of the brain that causes disturbance to it and we face difficulties to cope up with the real world. There can be several reasons behind this malfunctioning of the brain including, mental health, physical health, heart disease or any pivotal experience that brought a shock to the brain. Apart from that, genetic factors also affect mental health.

 

Mental Health Awareness

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The objective of mental health awareness is to educate the people about mental illness, the causes, and the process through which they can deal with it. Each year the campaign brings a completely new theme. In recent years, physical fitness and the stages of mental illness were the prime focus during the month. It is important as the people must know what they are dealing with and what can add to it or what is the right way to deal with it. Moreover, people are also encouraged to share how mental illness feels like so that all the people can spot the symptoms in the early stages. BetterHelp provides people with informative services related to mental health and it can be very helpful.

 

Importance

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We all know the teenage phase is the most sensitive period of life. The emotional accidents make a huge impact on the brain during that phase. As a result, 40% of the youth is affected by mental illness but not all of them know about what is going wrong with them, and why their brain is not able to cope up properly. Around 20% of them have an anxiety disorder, which includes obsessions or phobias. Apart from that, around 10% struggle against bipolar disorder.

In addition, only half of the people know about their mental problem while only half of these aware people get the treatment. The stigma attached to their health effects their school performance, fewer employment opportunities and in the worst cases, it leads to suicides. If we are aware of it, it can be easy to spot the early symptoms. Moreover, if we know what the person is going through and what difficulties they are having, the social acceptance will not be an issue as a lack of education about the subject is what makes it complex. We should know about how a mental health person feels the reason behind him behaving like somebody he is not. Furthermore, the social acceptance will make them more comfortable to discuss their mental problems and about having treatment. The mentally ill person needs to be treated in the same way as we treat a physically ill person. This is why mental health awareness is important, as it tells us about how the person feels like and what role we have to play if the person is known to us. Also, follow the best habits to improve the quality of life. Unhealthy food is harmful to health. Always try to include a rich protein source in your diet. This will surely help you a lot.

Praneet Samaiya
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