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A Guide To Mental Health

† What is mental health? In psychology, mental health includes the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of a particular person. To keep it more simple, mental health is nothing but a leve...

What is mental health?

In psychology, mental health includes the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of a particular person. To keep it more simple, mental health is nothing but a level of wellness or well-being.

If a particular group, person, or individual is having a high level of well-being then we can say that he/she is having positive mental health, which is good. Mental health also assists people in determining how they handle stress, react to situations and much more.

Mental health in India:

India is a country where mental health and mental disorders are overlooked. That’s why India is the greatest contributor to the suicidal deaths in the Southeast Asian region.

In India, autism and intellectual disability in childhood, conditions such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse are the most common mental disorders.

Recently I came across a WHO report and I was completely amazed by reading that report. The report revealed that 7.5% of the Indian population suffers from mental illness. The report also revealed that mental illness contributes one-sixth of all the health problems in India.

Hence, it is clear that mental health is one of the major problems in India, especially related to health and psychological issues.

So, what can be done to take India out from the clutches of mental health disorders?

First, we need to reduce the stigma around mental health issues in India. We need to train and educate people about mental health and issues related to it. This should be done at the community and grassroots level.

To do this, we can conduct mental health awareness campaigns from city to city.

Second, the government must create policies and allocate resources in the healthcare sector, especially in the mental health niche. The government can also take active steps in training psychologists and counsellors. Because these are the people who can take India out from the clutches of mental health and illness.

Importance of mental health:

Mental health is an integral part of human life. The National Institute of Mental Health has a mantra, 'No health without mental health. This means one simply cannot live a healthy life without having proper mental health.

Our mental health impacts how we feel, think, behave with situations each day and interact with others. Mental health also determines our decision process, how we deal with stress and much more.

That’s the reason why it is important to keep mental health sound and fit.

Another reason why mental health is important because it impacts our thoughts, behaviours and emotions. If we are mentally healthy then our productivity and effectiveness in activities like work, school or caregiving will increase automatically.

Types of mental disorder:

Generally, there are many types of mental disorders, but to keep it short and educative, I have listed 7 most common types of mental disorders.

  • Anxiety & panic attacks:

The first type of mental disorder is anxiety in which you may feel fear about everything and every situation. Excessive worrying and intrusive thoughts are common symptoms of anxiety.

  • Bipolar disorder:

The next type of mental disorder is bipolar disorder. In bipolar disorder, frequent mood changes and swings may occur. This type of mental illness is common among old age people.

  • Depression:

Depression is one of the most common types of mental disorders. Loss of interest in activities, feeling lonely and feeling of sadness are the common symptoms of depression.

  • Eating disorders:

Eating disorder is a type of mental disorder that is common in teens and children. In this disorder, people have unpleasant thoughts, feelings and behaviour about food and their body shape.

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder:

The next type of mental disorder is an obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by a fear of germs or the need to arrange things in a specific manner

  • Personality disorders:

Personality disorders are characterized by impulsive and risky behaviour, unstable or fragile self-image, unstable and intense relationships,† up and down moods and much more.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

The last in my list of types of mental disorder is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is characterized by failure to recover after witnessing a disastrous event.

How to improve mental health?

Improving mental health is important because it is an important part of our life. So, below are 4 tips to improve mental health in a quick time.

  • Remove negative thoughts from the mind:

Negative thoughts are the most common cause of poor mental health. Hence, you need to remove all the negative thoughts from your mind and fill it with positivity.

  • Do yoga:†

Yes, you can also improve mental health by yoga and basic pranayama like Brahmari Pranayama.

  • Refresh yourself:

People always keep processing their brain throughout the day. Hence, they forget that our mind also needs relaxation and peace. So, you can take a long holiday or vacation and visit your favourite place or tourist destination.

  • Consult a counsellor:

If you are looking for quick to improve mental health then you must consult a counsellor.

  • Do a course

Do any professional course and enhance your skill. I would say look for†digital marketing courses in Patna and kickstart your career in marketing. It will surely make you feel better and improvised as learning digital marketing is fun and enjoying the process. AlsoFree Web Content, it will give you a good chance in life to witch your career

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Niket Sharma is the founder and CEO of The Digital Skipper, a popular marketing blog that covers topics related to digital marketing, Indian hosting, SEO, blogging and lot more.



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