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Mental illness: How to cope with the disorder to stay healthy, happy?


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23rd Sep, 2020. 04:20 pm
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Mental illness

To remain healthy is a basic need to stay focused and happy in all means, but being healthy doesn’t mean that you have a fit or tonned body. Mental illness is disasterous. It is important to cope with it in order to stay fit, strong and joyful.

What Is Mental Illness?

Mental Illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors.

For people who have such illnesses, their brains have changed in a way in which they are unable to think, feel, or act in ways they want to.

For some, this means experiencing extreme and unexpected changes in mood – like feeling more sad or worried than normal.

There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Some of the more common disorders are depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and anxiety disorders. Symptoms may include changes in mood, personality or personal habits.

Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events.

However, with proper care and treatment many individuals learn to recover from emotional disorder.

Warning Signs And Symptoms

Below are signs that your loved one may want to speak to a mental health professional:

  1. Confused thinking
  2. Prolonged depression (sadness)
  3. Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  4. Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
  5. Social withdrawal
  6. Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  7. Strong feelings of anger
  8. Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  9. Suicidal thoughts
  10. Feelings of loneliness

How to Cope with such disorder?

First of all, a person needs to understand that the thing or person or any event which is affecting your mental health is actually a poison for you. Because when you are mentally, consider yourself as destroyed.

Accept the particular situation

A person needs to accept his/her feelings and also consider things or persons who are gone, will never return. If in that case you are suffering, such overthinking and depression will lead to prolong disorders or damages. Try to interact with the ones who love you by all means and let go of the things or persons who were only there to leave you someday.

Establishing A Support Network

Whenever possible, seek support from friends and family members. If you feel you cannot discuss your situation with friends or other family members, find a self-help or support group. These groups provide an opportunity for you to talk to other people who are experiencing the same type of problems.

Seeking Counseling

Therapy can be beneficial for the individual with mental illness. A mental health professional can suggest ways to cope and better understand your reasons behind depression or sadness. All you need to speak your heart out because the more you communicate the more you feel better and relaxed.

Taking Time Out

Whenever you feel alone, first try to take out some time for you own self. Also, ednulge yourself in activities that passes your time beneficially and are helpful. Try to avoid negativity and do not let your sad emotions destroy your inner peace. Being physically and emotionally healthy helps you to help others.