Enough have we talked about the illnesses and how many downfalls they bear. You must be wondering why this article has focused more on the demerits. Why it has served to educate you dearly on everything regarding mental illnesses, ranging from their history, their cures, and how it can affect you in daily life, but has not aimed at how these illnesses can be prevented in the first place. Let’s get right into it!
Causes of Mental Illnesses:
Mental illnesses are a nuisance for whoever has them, along with all the people catering to their needs. Many diseases are “seasonal” and last for up to eight months at large. Some diseases that can be categorized in the said are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and mild anxiety. Mental disorders usually occur due to a person’s lifestyle choices, such as abstaining from interaction with the general society, spending more time with people older than the person’s age-group, and solving problems bigger than their age would allow.
Prematurity as a Cause of Mental Illnesses:
Prematurity can be a cause of mental illnesses, such as Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder because a person’s mind matures before their age, which impacts their thinking. The regular thinking manner is changed, resulting in them viewing situations through a broader lens at a younger age. This holds true for any and all children who live in dysfunctional families, people whose parents are divorced or are at bad terms with each other, or children who spend time with people older than themselves. A person is defined by the company he keeps, and most of our youth are infected with the parasite which is depression. Many things we consider meager and unaffecting have the most adverse effects on us.
The smallest of things go the longest of ways when we enter the world of Mental Illnesses. As discussed earlier, if a person falls prey to mental illnesses at a younger age, they will be beforehandedly engulfed in physical deterioration with it. But, every illness’s cure has been revealed before the illness itself, so one should never lose hope. The part you were all waiting for eagerly has now begun. We have talked about mental illnesses from divergent aspects. Its history, its diagnosis, the people who diagnose it, and what effects they have on our physical health. The human mind is an intricate thing. It is composed of many sensitivities and intertwined with many phases of life differently. In preventing and curing mental illnesses, even the smallest of things can go a long way. Where taking medicines prescribed by the consulting physician is heavily recommended, there are many other things that a person has to do to cure himself. Some of these things, if done beforehand, can result in us preventing ourselves from catching the disease altogether.
The first thing that can help us is social interaction. Social interactions have a long-lasting impact on people, as they help you to be open and take your mind off all the demerits life and the world has to offer. Social interactions lead you to help and interact with other people, maybe even solving their problems. This is where the second step comes in. Solve another person’s problems. Happiness is a contagious thing. If you help someone get happy and alleviate their mood, their happiness and smile will affect you. They might say some words that will circle your mind when you’re down and help lift your moods. This is where the third thing comes in, which is focusing on the green. Wherever a person may be in life, the grass always seems greener on the other side. Sometimes, a person neglects all of life’s blessings. His brain, because of a disorder, selects and processes only the negative in even the brightest of situations. In such times, a person has to become his one-man-army and fight these thoughts with good ones. Count your blessings, your parents, your hands, your legs. Everything is there to find merit in life and helps alleviate your mood. If, still, you’re feeling low, try taking a time out. Take a walk, breathe fresh air and listen to some songs. If you’re still not feeling better, try thought-recording on paper and see if it helps. Where these advises may be worth trying, you should always consult a professional health care adviser and take the proper diagnosis’ treatment.
We are humans. Emotions are our power. We feel pain, we feel sorrow, we feel neglected and we feel gloomy. It’s all a part of a natural circle of life. What’s wrong is that we don’t take the prescribed treatment and take up the toxic statement, “It’s all in your head!” Some people may say that it’s synonymous with telling a person with asthma to breathe, or a person who’s dying to just live; where these things may be humorously true, it is not the case with a person with mental illness. They require love. They require time and affection. Most of all, they require understanding. If you know anyone with mental illnesses, maybe talking to them, lending an ear for half an hour will help them. If someone close to you has mental illnesses and you’re reading this because you want to help them, you are a good person.
I pray and hope that none of us have to go through the emotional turmoil that a mental disease may ensue. Thanks for reading, I hope I did not bore any of you.