If you are an adult, chances are you have probably experienced mental issues .
It doesn't have to be a serious mental problem for it to be considered a mental issue.
Even the smallest amount of stress is a mental issue.
Mental issues are very common in adults since they tend to have a lot of responsibilities and things to handle. This includes balancing between things like family, work and at times school. All these things become overwhelming to some of us at some point leading to mental problems.
Have you ever been so stressed about where to get cash to buy you food, buy clothes and pay house rent when you were a kid? And have you ever been so stressed and depressed about why the person you love so much broke up with you as a kid? Chances your answers will be yes is minimal.
This is because you had your parents or older siblings to worry about such stuff. As we grow up, we begin to experience the full reality of how the universe works. This is where a lot of issues and challenges start creeping into our lives. It is just the way life is.
These are health disorders that affect the way we think,reason, feel and is capable of negatively altering a person's mood.
Some examples of mental illness include :
When someone has unhealthy thoughts, feelings ,behavior about food and their body shape ,they are considered to have an eating disorder.
Schizophrenia patients experience symptoms of psychosis, alongside what are called ‘negative symptoms’.
Someone experiencing psychosis perceives the world in a totally different way to those around them. It mainly includes delusions and hallucinations.
When it comes to personality disorder, some aspects of the victim's personality might affect them in a way which makes it very difficult for them to cope with day to day life, more so when it comes to relating with people.
Suicide is when someone intentionally takes their own life . Someone who has suicidal thoughts always has the feeling or desire to end their life. Some of the common ways of committing suicide include hanging, pesticide poisoning and using firearms.
I have had friends who intentionally ended their lives simply because of life issues they were experiencing. It is so sad that people result to taking away their own life as a way to end their "suffering" .
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
It is a diagnosis that is given to people who develop a certain set of symptoms following a traumatic event. These traumatic events may include things such as witnessing/experiencing a road accident, being a rape victim, surviving a terrorist attack among many others.
People who experience extreme periods of low (depressed) and high (manic) moods are considered to have bipolar disorder.
This is a mental health diagnosis given to individuals who experience obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
When you are experiencing a low mood and finding it hard or impossible to have fun or enjoy life, you are most likely depressed.
Anxiety and panic attacks
Anxiety is an emotion feeling that brings about worry. Panic is a sudden sensation of fear. We all experience these two but it becomes a mental health problem when someone finds they are feeling this way all or most of the time. Worry and fear are capable of seriously affecting one's normal day to day activity.
I have been struggling with some mental or rather psychological issues for a while and as much as it may not be that serious, it is not something any one would enjoy being with. Never did i ever thought or imagine that someday i would end up inside the circle of people with mental/psychological issues.
I can recall growing up i had a perfectly healthy mental health. I had a mind that was always sober with less stressful thoughts. I never had to worry about a lot of stuff as i do now. I was always a jovial fellow who would always find away to create fun in everything i do. I had a bright glowing personality. I was always optimistic and full of positivity. I would say i was the happiest human-being to have ever existed on earth.
All the same i haven't lost all my hope.
I recently started working on ways to better my mental health and one of the ways that i discovered is researching and writing about mental health and issues. On one of my next posts i will be addressing symptoms of mental illness and how to maintain a perfect mental health.
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