Health is an important factor of life that individuals often ignore. Being healthy does not mean you are physically fit and have no disease. Rather, health is more about your mental well-being. People often care about their physical appearance but fail to look after their mental health, owing to which they might encounter mental illness.
Feature of a healthy person
If you are physically, mentally, and emotionally well then you are a healthy person. So, a healthy person can perform daily activities without any difficulty, can think more clearly and make good decisions, and are able to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
What is mental health?
The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which individuals can realize their own potential, cope with normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their community.
In today’s world people are in such a rush, running behind success and money that they often forget about mental peace. Mental illness is something that you cannot see but you have to realize it. You need to take some time for yourself, to analyze if you are mentally happy or if you have something wrong happening in your mind.
Mental health is not just about mental illness, but it also includes emotional, psychological, and social factors.
Symptoms of mental illness
Following are some changes that you might notice if you are having a mental illness:
Lack of sleep: People often encounter insomnia, when they have a hectic life schedule, or they are not mentally relaxed. Mostly, people who think a lot or feel unsatisfied with their lives are the one who sleeps less and have deteriorating mental health.
Isolation: People try to be alone to find some peace. But this is not the right thing as being alone will affect your mental health and makes you feel lonely.
Depression: Sometimes people encounter depression, where they do not want to talk to others or keep overthinking about a particular topic. So, in this situation, people might have a problem of depression.
Anxiety: People might feel a lack of confidence while handling a tough situation. They become anxious about the outcomes of their actions and feel worried about the task they’re performing.
Excessive alcohol and drug abuse: To escape the day-to-day problems people consume alcohol and have drugs which is not a good solution to get rid of their problems.
Anger issues: Individuals might observe a rise in anger. They easily get irritated by small things and try to avoid conversations by showing anger.
If you observe these symptoms, then my friend you need to take care of your mental health. Nothing is more important than being mentally healthy.
“Take care of your body,
It’s the only place you have to live.”
– Jim Rohn
So, it is important to recognize that mental health is as important as physical health. For our overall well-being good mental health is essential and neglecting it can lead to a range of mental health disorders.