Mental health is a major problem nowadays in young adults as well as in the students but still, up to now, there is a stigma about it visiting mental health professionals seeking help still considered taboo.
The results from the NMHS point to the huge burden of mental health problems: while nearly 150 million Indians need mental health care services, less than 30 million are seeking care for some of the most common and frequently reported mental illnesses include depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia, and eating disorders.
Depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide and is one of the most significant contributors to the global burden of disease, greatly impacting individuals and their families mentally, physically, socially, and financially. Mental illness affects everyone no matter their race, gender, culture, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Some indications and warning signs
Abnormal eating or sleeping patterns
Withdrawing from people and typical activities
A decrease in energy
Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
Feeling confused, forgetful, angry, nervous, or on edge
An inability to do daily tasks
Severe mood swings
Thoughts of self-harm
Significant increase in drug or alcohol intake
Each illness has its own set of signs and symptoms; no two experiences with a mental illness will be the same. Reaching out if you think you or someone you know needs help can make all the difference.
Your health insurance carrier, a primary care physician or nurse, family, and friends can all be great resources to seek out when taking control of your mental health.
The Department of Health and Human Services encourages you to ask questions.
Some tips to maintain good mental health
Stay involved in your health care throughout the process.
Surround yourself with a trusted loved one.
Live well with diet and exercise.
And maintain activities that you enjoy to better positive mental health.
And the most important thing don’t be heisted to take professional help from your nearby mental health professional, counselor, and psychologist.
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