It is so hurting to find that people, even now, are ignorant about mental health. Enough sympathy has been showered, it’s almost time to really work towards ensuring healthy individuals and a happier society. Mental disorders are as normal as other diseases and can affect any one of us.
Mental diseases such as anxiety, depression and chronic illness have proven to bring disasters to people’s lives. Our society has to understand the need and importance of its support in recovery and well being of mental patients. We often hear people showing their concern in the terms of “it’s just a phase”, “you are doing well in your life”, etc. Mental illness has consumed personals doing great in their professional life; Chris Cornell, Robin Williams, Chester Bennington and this list goes on. You can utilize the essential wellness and other healing areas such as chronic pain, offered by The Bridge Mental Health Retreat to give a good fight to your mental illness.
Here are few ways in which mental illness can affect your life.
It dampens your potential severely.
People generally realize and work at their full potential when they ensure mindfulness in their professional and personal lives. Mental diseases such as anxiety, depression and stress disorders can reduce your potential and can really affect your confidence level. Low confidence ensures poor performance at work and introduce frustration and hence, toxicity in your life. The only way preventing mental illness is recognizing its potential at an early stage, taking efforts towards its eradication and seeking professional help, if necessary.
It can induce the tendency of self-harm and can even make you suicidal!
Many surveys have been conducted on mental disorders and have shown that mental illness can make individuals self-harming and suicidal. Mental illness can also drive you towards substance-abuse and can make you an addict.
It pulls you away from things you are passionate about.
Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana and a victim of both substance-abuse and depression, wrote in his suicide letter – “ I haven’t felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now.” Things, you once were really passionate about and loved doing, turn uninteresting to you.
It can affect your temper and inject your life with toxicity.
Various surveys blame mental illness for bad temper and domestic violence among patients. Diseases such as stress disorders, PTSD, depression, etc. can affect your temper badly and affect relationship with your loved ones. Mental patients generally refrain from socializing and end up feeling guilt and empathy.
Now that we are aware of a few side effects of mental illness, let us talk about how to proceed towards restoring the emotional, psychological and social well-being of such patients. The first step is accepting your illness and start by helping yourself. Improve your daily schedule by introducing a discipline in your lifestyle, maintaining a proper diet and ensuring adequate sleep. Making efforts can sometimes save your life!
The second step is getting professional help. Health recovery centers, Anxiety and Depression Treatment Centers and many mental health clinics are available with well-qualified doctors and such facilities at their disposal. You can book your spot at The Bridge Health Recovery Center for 21 days of continuous healing and recovery. Such centers have records of curing patients and helping people with chronic suffering and can really help you restore your life to its original state.
The stigma attached to mental health is eroding day by day and the right person who can save you is you. Accept, take efforts, seek help and bring back your life to its original track. Take your step now!