Mental Health: A Guide To Understanding A-little About Mental Illnesses

Mental Health: A Guide To Understanding A-little About Mental Illnesses

There’s many different conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses. Down below are the more common types… welcome to a way to understanding mental illnesses.

What is Mental Illness? Mental illnesses are conditions that affects a person’s thinking, mood, feeling, behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Such conditions may be occasional or long-term and long-lasting (chronic) and affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day.

It is when someone lacks the ability to manage day to day tasks and/or control their behavior so that basic physical and emotional needs are threatened or unmet.

What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, our social well being, and psychological. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and to make healthy choices. Your mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Even though the terms are regularly used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same things. A person can experience very poor mental health and even be diagnosed with a mental illness. Otherwise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental well-being, and social well-being.

Why is mental health very important for overall health?

Physical and mental health are both equally important elements of overall health. Mental illness such as depression, increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Equivalently, the presence of chronic conditions can most definitely increase the risk for mental illness.

Can your mental health change?

Yes, your mental health can change overtime yes… most definitely. It’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can in fact change over time, depending on many factors. When the commands placed on a person exceed their resources and their coping abilities, their mental health could be a testimony. It could be impacted.

If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. Across America, 1 in 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or long-term recurring major depression.

Just as with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of that of the people around you, but the widespread of misunderstandings about mental illness still remains. Sadly. Many people don’t seek treatment or remain unaware that they’re symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. Some people expect a person with a serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they might tell someone who does not “look ill” to “get over it” through willpower. These misconceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition.

Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do things that they enjoy doing. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can suddenly reduce many of your symptoms. People with mental health conditions, can and actually do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, and have relationships and friends. Mental illness can slow us down sometimes, but we don’t have to let it stop us right?!

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Mental Health: Get The Help And Treatment You Need… You Can Beat This!!

Depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are just some severe mental illnesses. All of them can be severe. Different emotions and feelings, and your thoughts are constantly racing. Dark emotions and feelings, and you feel like every thought is actually real. Feeling guilty and worthless everyday. Feeling like life just isn’t for you, you isolate yourself from everything and everyone, because you feel like no one understands you or what you’re going through. Or maybe…. you’re feeling like you’re alone, feeling like nothing nothing or no one can help you…

But that’s not true…

You are not alone. I have suffered from major depression and anxiety for so many years. More than 8 years. And I have suffered by myself and also I didn’t get treatment quick either, I suffered alone for along time… and I promise you it just gets worse and worse. It’s HELL. Everyday is a repeated nightmare. Get help.

There’s treatments that’ll help you. Don’t sit there thinking things a get better by themselves because it won’t! Trust me. You can beat this, and you can start off by seeking help and receiving treatment. You’ll thank me later… I promise you. You don’t have to be in despair everyday because there’s therapy, and counseling as well. Always remember you are not alone. Mental illnesses isn’t something you can run from or be prepared for… it just happens.

Anybody’s a victim. It just comes without a warning, and if you haven’t experienced it… you’re very lucky! Very blessed. I don’t wish mental illness on no one, you hear me?! It’s like you’re not the old you. Sometimes you feel like “what’s wrong with you?” Or you say to yourself “you need another brain!” Sometimes it feels like you’re going insane!

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Mental Health: Looks Can Most Definitely Be Deceiving… Don’t Believe It

Mental Health: Looks Can Most Definitely Be Deceiving… Don’t Believe It

A person can have everything they could ever imagine. Their life is so perfect, and you never hear anything negative about them. They could be living in a 3 story house, beautiful kids, and a wife/husband.

That husband could be facing unexplainable emotions and feelings. He’s probably ashamed because he’s the man of the house, and men are suppose to be strong. Right?!


A person could be the happiest wife, prettiest wife….

With a big paying job… and on the inside, when that person is by themselves…

Guess what?! At night that person could be struggling with depression, and/or anxiety attacks. That person might be fighting for their life on the inside.

When that person is by themself, and home alone… they probably just sit crying inside. You never know what a person is going through. You never know what type of demons a person could be fighting on a daily basis. You don’t know what type of emotions or/and feelings this person face everyday. They feel like they’re dying on the inside. Thoughts and emotions rushing through your mind, feeling hopeless, feeling like nothing is even worth it. You’re just so unhappy. But you pretend well because you don’t know who to trust… or who to tell.

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Mental Health: To Those Who’ve Never Even Experienced Mental Illness… I’m Here To Tell You All About It

Mental Health: To Those Who’ve Never Even Experienced Mental Illness… I’m Here To Tell You All About It

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors. We all have brains— so since we all have brains, having some kind of mental health issue during your life is very common.

Us, who have a mental illness, we can’t help that our brains has changed in a way which makes it hard to think, feel, or act in ways that we want to. Experiencing extreme and unexpected changes in mood- like feeling more sad or worried than normal. Some mental illnesses makes it hard to communicate with someone who’s talking to them, or not being able to think clearly, or having bizarre thoughts to help explain weird feelings we’re having.

Clinical depression. The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that’s characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, self-esteem, or daily behavior. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.

Anxiety disorder. A mental health disorder characterized feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with daily life. Examples of anxiety is panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bipolar disorder. A disorder linked with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Schizophrenia. A disorder that effects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly.

Autism. A serious developmental disorder that impacts the ability to communicate and interact.

Post traumatic stress disorder. A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. The condition may last months or years, with triggers that bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactive, and impulsiveness. It often starts in childhood and can persist in adulthood. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.

Just to name some severe, mental illnesses.

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Mental Health: When Major Depression Makes You Lose Hope, Remember Don’t Give Up, There Is Hope

Mental Health: When Major Depression Makes You Lose Hope, Remember Don’t Give Up, There Is Hope

Losing hope from major depression can make life very difficult. It can make every moment, every part, of life feel impossible.

No matter what your situation is, don’t lose hope and don’t lose focus. The belief that your life can and will get better is a essential part of recovery from major depression. Happily, hope a renewable resource.

Everyday won’t be a good day, some days are worse than others, but hope guides us through the darkest times. Without it, we stay mired in despair. Hope allows us to believe that change is very possible— that even in the midst of that relapse, you’ll find yourself again. Hope is what gives us the strength to right back up and try again.

What is hope exactly, and how to sustain it?

It’s a character trait that helps us thrive. The desire to attain a certain end and the belief it is very much possible to attain it.

Hope relies on what psychologists call “agency”— the certainty that you can deploy control over your actions and your environment.

Optimism also plays a big role— the confidence that things will somehow work out for the better. “Hope” is a combination of lessening suffering and psychic pain and building more positive assumptions for the future.

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Hello Everyone… New Post Coming Up So Please Stay Tuned

Hello Everyone… New Post Coming Up So Please Stay Tuned

Hello hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great Tuesday.

Up next…. when major depression makes you lose hope, remember don’t give up. So to all my beautiful followers stay tuned. This post is next up.

Sorry it’s been a few days since posting… but I had therapy and some other appointments I had to make it to, but I’m still here fighting. And I want/expect others to continue to fight with me. We in this together, and believe me when I say… it can and will get better!! We got this fight. We not giving up. There’s that beautiful light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.

Everyday won’t be a good day but pray, stay focused, and keep pushing yourself. Things can and will get better.

Also…. if you or someone you know struggling with your mental health… get the help that you need. It’s a must. Your mental health is another priority just like a physical illness, you get treated for diabetes, you can be treated for your mental illness. Muah!! Don’t give up you’re not no where near alone. Keep pushing. Keep fighting.

Mental Health: Don’t Worry About What Others Say About Your Mental Illness

Mental Health: Don’t Worry About What Others Say About Your Mental Illness
Worry Less Live More

You’re not to blame for your mental illness, neither are you to blame, for the thoughts and feelings that comes right along with it. It’s not your fault, it’s a medical result. Something you don’t want but truly and honestly, you gets no choice… it’s remorseless. It also affects your behavior, and concentration, making it difficult to do the simplest things.

When it comes to mental illness… people say the darnedest things!! With no kind of understanding.

Mental illness is sometimes debilitating, embarrassing, and really really misunderstood. Many people just don’t understand. What’s the most insensitive thing someone’s said to you about your mental illness??

I’ve heard things like “I had depression and I got over mine.” Really?! Yes! How harsh is that right? I’ve also heard, “it’s time for you to grow up now,” or “maybe you need a hobby,” wow right? I’m serious. I’m telling you the truth. It’s devastating. That was horrible to say to someone with a mental illness.

But no matter what, don’t let such ignorance get to you. People need to think before speaking because, you never know what someone is going through. Sometimes you don’t have to say nothing. Your presence could be enough. Imagine a friend comes to see you in the hospital, don’t know why but, when you tell him/her they reply, “At least it’s not cancer,” enough for you to slap them (lol) just kidding, just a little humor…. but yeah it makes you angry because mental illness is just as serious as other physical illnesses. You can to die from mental illness just like you can die from a physical condition.

Everyone is “fighting a battle you know nothing about.” So try to be kind… you won’t die from being kind. You can’t judge a book by it’s cover is indeed a very true saying.

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