Guess who’s back after 2 days of studying? Me! Anyways, I’ve got a topic which you’d like to read. So, happy reading!
We all know what health is, don’t we? But, how can we define it? According to the WHO:
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
In simpler terms; health is nothing but the state of being free from any kind of disease or illness,both physically and mentally. While physical health is given more importance and is something that we never turn a deaf ear to; mental health is something that we’re scared of talking about openly, even to this very day. Although there are many seminars and programs that talk about this very issue; we still pay no heed to the warning signs and advice given to us.
Mental health is extremely crucial, and is something that cannot be ignored. In order to be completely healthy, you need to have a state of mind; otherwise you’ll struggle to go about your day peacefully. This can be summed up in the age old saying: “A healthy mind gives rise to a healthy body”. As of now, there are many types of psychological disorders, let’s take a look at them as well as the causes of these types of disorders.
Types of psychological disorders:
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety of any type
- Multiple personality disorder, or MPD for short
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD for short
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD for short
- Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
Causes of psychological disorders:
- Physical trauma; say an injury to the head
- Any type of abuse, be it physical, emotional, verbal, etc
- Social conditions( i.e: the environment you grew up in)
- Alcohol or drug abuse
With that being said, we now have a brief idea about mental illnesses. This can be accompanied with mood swings, that may or may not be controllable. If you’d like to look at my post related to coping with mood swings, click this link right here.
In spite of several therapies, counselling and treatments being recommended for people suffering from mental illnesses, it’s still frowned upon in today’s society. Even though October 10th is celebrated as Mental Health Day, how many people are willing to come forward and admit that they, or one of their dear ones suffer from a particular mental disorder? That’s right, not many are willing to do so; because of the fear of rejection and humiliation they have to face if they come forward. Moreover, these patients are often labelled as “crazy” because of their condition, and clinics that are meant to help them are often labelled as “loony bins”.
As a person who’s curious about this issue, I fail to understand why it’s considered a taboo. It’s a 100% not okay to discourage people from seeking help or opening up about their struggles. Besides, how would you feel if this happened to you? Would you like it if someone shuns you from reaching out for help? Of course not! That’s exactly how they feel every time you try to ridicule them just because they’re mentally struggling. Instead of judging them, we should be supportive of them, and we must try to help them in any way possible; because this world needs more good than bad. If you love chocolate spread on your toast, then spread it! You wouldn’t want to spread kale on your toast, would you? Cause if you do, it would be less enjoyable, right? Just like that, the world needs more positivity than the negativity.
If you’re one of those people who are struggling with any kind of illness, just remember; you’re not alone. There are several celebrities who suffer from some kind of mental disorder; and they’ve been kind of open about it, and they’ve had their ups and downs. Some examples include: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey, Meg White, Vincent Van Gogh, Eminem, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and several others had suffered from some kind of illness; and they’ve managed to overcome it, or even cope with it. So don’t worry about it, it’s going to be okay. You just need to be strong, and you must never give up or lose hope. In short, just be happy; cause life’s too short to be sad, and you only have one life. Don’t waste it, make the best use of it!
Man does it feel good to blog after studying! It just takes the stress and boredom away. Well, those were my thoughts on the mental illness taboo. What are your thoughts on this? Why do you think it’s a taboo? Leave a comment and let me know your take on this. Until then, fellow readers!
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Love the post! We definitely all need to be more open about our mental health in order to eliminate the stigmas associated with these disorders. One small edit: Multiple Personality Disorder is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and has been for years. Its new title helps to make it clear that a system’s alters are distinct alternate identities rather than just pieces of personalities. Calling the disorder by its new name helps to prevent this misconception from being spread.
Again, great job with the post!
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Thanks a bunch😊. Also, thanks for the heads up; now I know why it’s so called.
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