Importance of Mental Health
What is Mental Health?
According to(mentalhealth.gov) “mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, which affects how we think, feel, act, relate to others and handle stress and everyone is affected by it.” In life, you are faced with countless challenges and some being more extreme than the other. For example, dealing with the loss of a loved one now, although that’s something very hard to deal with eventually people with bounce back and cope overtime but sadly some people don’t and all they think about is that person. Bad mental health has a lot of signs and some are more obvious than the other such as less/more sleep, use of drugs and severe mood swings, And then there is some not so noticeable ones such as hearing voices and feeling helpless, and just eating more than normal, but they all have things in common traits of bad mental health.
Mental Health Evolution
Additionally, in the past years, mental health was viewed as a joke or as a disease. Many people with poor mental health or psychological behaviors were told they were possessed by Demons and were often shunned from the world. According to (sunrisehouse.com), (” The humans of the Neolithic era believed that opening up a hole in the skull would allow the evil spirit (or spirits) that inhabited the head of the mentally ill to be released, thereby curing them of their affliction)”. Over time mental health support got better, such as doctors who specialize in specific disorders and also social media influencers also try to promote and help, hence usually their audience is younger and it makes a larger impact because “ studies show that 20% of youth have a mental health condition” according to dworakpeck.com and something like that can make a large impact on society.
Importance of Self Care
When I say self care is important I don’t mean doing a face mask once a week I mean things such as meditation because it can help your body rest and relax. According to healthprep.com “All in all, a self-care regimen helps replenish energy and gets individuals in touch with their own needs, which allows them to function better in every area of their life.” and doing this is a major stress reliever. Secondly another big thing to do is surround yourself with loved ones who make you feel comfortable and happy because if you don’t it could make everything worse. According to “More than ten percent of the entire US population share they have emotional issues, children starting from the age of 12 experience various depressions and anxiety conditions regularly” so its better to star those healthy habits now than later because they could do wonders for you in the long run.