Speaking about mental health was not easy decades ago. In present time we have some exposure towards the term mental illness but still we are diffident to speak about it. The reason behind it is stigmatization. People suffering from mental health issue fear of isolation, negligence and non acceptance from society. We have lot of myths revolving around mental illness. It has really become necessary to break these myths to understand the actual facts of mental illness.
Myth 1: " MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT VERY COMMON.VERY FEW PEOPLE SUFFER FROM IT"
If we would talk of World Health Organization statistics 1 in every 5 individual suffer from depression. Every year 800,000 people die by committing suicide. So we might be dealing with people suffering from mental illness in our day to day life. The only truth is very few people speak about it.
Myth 2: "CHILDREN CANNOT SUFFER FROM MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. THEY ARE JUST BEING NAUGHTY,TIMID OR SHY WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY FADE AWAY AS THEY GROW OLDER".
Children do suffer from mental health issue due to biological, physiological and social factors. They develop symptoms of mental illness mostly at their puberty and it might take a concrete stage by the age of 24. Unfortunately only 20% of such children are diagnosed correctly and are able to seek medical help.
Myth 3:"HAVING A MENTAL ILLNESS MEANS YOU ARE CRAZY.IT IS GENETIC. ITS A SIGN OF PERSONAL WEAKNESS.I CANNOT SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS"
This is truly a misconception.Mental illness is not genetic. Anybody can suffer from anxiety, stress and depression for multiple reasons involving social and economical factors. A person suffering from mental health is not weak. It is evident that their will power plays a major part in their recovery. Seeking medical help is a sign of strong and wise person who wants to lead a healthy life.
Myth 4: THERE IS ONLY ONE TYPE OF MENTAL ILLNESS
There are different types of mental illness such as Anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorder, attention deficit disorder and eating disorder. Based on the type of illness treatment is done.
Myth 5: MENTAL ILLNESS IS AN EXCUSE FOR ABSURD, UNCERTAIN AND POOR BEHAVIOR
People suffering from mental illness experience mood swings and might have an uncertain behavior for which they are prone to embarrassment in society. Nobody will like to embarrassed in life intentionally. We must realize these people need help.
Myth 6: PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS ARE VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS
Only 3% to 5% of the people suffering from mental illness can be violent but majority of them don’t show any symptoms of violence. Rather they are victims of violence. Overall people with mental illness are productive members of our society.
Myth 7: PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS CANNOT DO A FRUITFUL JOB
People with mental illness are much more productive, motivated, punctual and provide good job tenure than other employee.
Myth 8: MENTAL ILLNESS CANNOT BE CURED ONCE DEVELOPED
It is evident from studies that people suffering from mental health issue recover completely by taking therapy and are able to work, live, learn and be a part of society like any other normal individual.
Myth 9: PSYCHO THERAPY ARE WASTE OF TIME.ITS BETTER TO TAKE PILLS AND IT CAN'T BE PREVENTED.
Depending on kind of mental illness either therapy or medication or even both are used to treat patients. Research statistics says by constant treatment and counseling one can come out of mental illness effectively. By recognizing risk factors for mental illness such as trauma and reason for anxiety, depression, stress and putting individual in positive situation; mental illness can also be prevented.
How We Should Deal With People Suffering From Mental illness.
People suffering from mental health issue often refrain from taking medical help because they fear that society might not accept them or their condition. This stigma make their mental health much worse. They get drenched in isolation and depression. Which eventually lead to suicidal tendencies.
We can treat such people with love, care and empathy. Our support can make them come out of their mental illness. We can look for the signs of depression; that our loved ones are experiencing and can seek for medical help accordingly.
Signs To Notice That Your Loved ones Are Suffering From Mental illness And Seek Medical Help Immediately.
- Always remaining sad and depressed.
- Lack of concentration.
- Extreme feelings (including anxiety, fear, guilt, sadness, or anger.
- Self isolation from society.
- Extreme mood swings.
- Drug or Alcohol abuse.
- Unexplained bitterness towards self and society.
- Inability to cope with extensive emotions.
- Delusions, obsessive behavior, or hallucinations (such as hearing voices).
- Thinking about hurting yourself or others or feeling suicidal.
Last but not the least never be ashamed or embarrassed to seek help for mental health issues. Knowing the truth about mental health can save lives and lead to a better future.
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