Mental Health

Mental health

 relates to all emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Every individual out there must take major care of their mental health as it is extremely important to take care of since it affects how we think, how we feel, and how we act, every single day of our lives. In addition to that, it determines how well (or not) we handle and deal with daily stress, how we relate to others, and how we make choices and decisions during our daily lives. That being said, mental health is incredibly significant to be taken care of at all life stages we go through, from childhood to adulthood. 

Mental Health

During every stage of our life, we may experience certain issues with our mental health. That, unfortunately, will most likely have an effect on your mood as well as the way you think and the way you behave.

The following is a list that includes several factors that can contribute or lead to certain mental health problems: 

Life experiences. Having memories from a specific period of your life in which you faced trauma or abuse that you are not able to forget.
Family history. Being born in a family in which many members faced mental health issues in their lives may lead you to face them as well
Biological factors. These include certain genes or brain chemistry that you are not able to change. 

In our generation, mental health issues are unbelievably common, but help is always available. With patience, commitment, as well as the right help and medication, you can definitely get rid of your mental health problems completely and fully recover. You have to keep in mind, though, it takes time and a lot of energy, which is totally understandable; you will eventually get there. 

When being able to maintain positive mental health or having the opportunity to build and improve mental health wellness, you will be allowed to do the following things included in the list below: 

Realize your worth and full potential. Know who you really are and figure out what you fully deserve. 
Have the ability to cope with different reasons and causes of life stresses. 
Maintain high energy, be able to communicate with others, as well as stay active and work productively throughout the day. 
Stay focused and think wisely to make the right decision. 
Provide meaningful and beneficial contributions to their communities.  

The following list includes a fair number of warning signs that can alert you / determine whether you are starting a mental health illness (however, it is highly recommended to not self-diagnose):

Eating too much or eating too less (noticing an unexpected and an unexplained gain or loss in weight).
Sleeping more than the usual or less than the usual.  
Pulling away and stopping communications with people you were always in touch with.
Giving up on certain activities or hobbies you would always enjoy doing. 
Experiencing low energy levels or having no energy to do basic(and essential) things such as taking a bath, changing clothes, and doing homework. 
Having thoughts of harming yourself.
Feeling like nothing matters. Having numb thoughts and not taking care of anything anymore no matter how significant it actually is. 
Harmful activities such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or doing drugs (especially if more than usual or more than the average amount). 
Experiencing unexplained feelings such as being consistently confused (even around simple topics), easily forgetting, or always being upset, worried, or scared over easy, situations that may not even be harmful. 
Being continuously angry and mad over simple situations or topics. This includes yelling and fighting with people around you (for example, family, friends, and loved ones).
Having certain thought or memories that, you tried, but are not able to get out of your head and forget. 

The following list includes recommended ways to maintain positive mental health: 

Seeking professional help when you think or know you need it. Never be ashamed to ask others for help if you need it. It is your right.
Try to stay present and maintain a positive mindset. 
Make sure you are physically active and are getting enough sleep. 
Develop different coping skills that suit you and your personality.