Just terrible, you feel angry and frustrated, sometimes a single trigger is enough to set you off for the whole day.
When we talk about health we only tend to prioritize physical well-being completely ignoring mental illness despite it being so common. Let’s educate ourselves and others to spread awareness that mental health is as important as physical health and we should consider both as equally important.
Research suggests that in most cases it’s temporary but when you find condition getting worse with time, reach out for medical help without hesitating, being aware about it is most important.
Mental Health says you should be aware of and that could point to an underlying problem.
- Excessive worrying or fear
- Extreme feelings of sadness or an extended period of feeling low
- Confusion, problems concentrating and/or learning
- Unpredictable/extreme mood swings. Including manic type symptoms such as euphoria of feeling “on top of the world”.
- Persistent anger or irritability, or uncontrollable anger
- Withdrawal; avoiding social situations
- Issues relating to or understanding others
- A change in sleeping patterns; insomnia, low energy levels or always feeling tired
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Change in sexual habits; an extreme increase or decrease in activity
- Problems with the perception of reality.
- Difficulty recognizing their own emotions and there changes; called anosognosia.
- Unexplainable aches and pains; headaches or muscle aches for example
- Passive suicidal ideations. Active suicidal ideations are a medical emergency and should be evaluated by a professional.
- May not be able to handle daily activities, stress or every day problems (minor issues)
- Intense fear and/or obsession with weight gain and/or appearance
Children may exhibit different warning signs than adults.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal there is help out there. Suicide is not the answer. Someone is always available to listen at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . If you need help immediately please go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911.
Yes, mental illness can be treated. This means that many people who have a mental illness, and are treated, recover well or even completely. However, because there are many different factors contributing to the development of each illness, it can sometimes be difficult to predict how, when, or to what degree someone is going to get better.
When you or someone you know starts to feel mentally unwell, the first step in obtaining treatment is to see a doctor or other health professional for diagnosis. After a thorough assessment, a doctor can make a diagnosis based on a particular pattern of symptoms. A decision can then be made about the best treatment for these symptoms and their underlying.
There are lots of things that people with a mental illness can do for themselves, to help recover a balanced life. Healthy eating, getting plenty of sleep, and regular physical activity are all important to good mental health. Learning skills which help deal with stress, feeling down, relationships or the symptoms of the illness, are also ways in which someone with a mental illness can look after themselves.