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Busting mental health related myths

Busting mental health related myths

Mental health is related to peace of mind and how efficiently we are able to deal with life's endless demands and requirements. Often, we tend to break under the pressure of expectations, this directly affects our mental health. Symptoms include withdrawal from social circle, anxiety and mood fluctuations. Mostly we ignore these symptoms and fail to realize that a healthy mind is very important for an efficient living. There are many myths related to mental problems that we need to face, to finally understand that a mental disorder is just as bad as a physical disorder because it can equally cause harm to your body. Listen below here are some myths.

Therapy and self-help techniques are of no use, it is better to pop a pill:

If someone discusses their mental condition to someone, the most common response we get is that either we are over-thinking or we should just prefer taking a sleeping pill and sleep it off. The truth is that everybody will not be able to understand your situation and most of the time you will fall for such advice. But the better thing will be to attend therapy sessions and learn self-care methods.

You cannot just ignore mental illness, avoiding it will not bring any help:

Ignoring mental, emotional and behavioral disorders can cause such trauma that can deeply affect your childhood or your youth. Prevention of getting to know your personal mental health can have many bad effects on your work and personal life. It can lower down your productivity at work if people working in a premise have good mental health the work rate goes up and many such effects. So rather than keeping it in the dark, face it cause in the end it will help you get better and excel.

Children as well can experience mental health problems:

Even young kids can have a mental disorder, they can be easily diagnosed and treated. Kids might develop a mental illness because of various factors like some past incident or because of the social environment in which they were brought up. Unfortunately, most of the kids don’t receive the treatment because their parents never acknowledge the fact that they might have a mental illness. Such children grow up to be depressed adolescents and are faced with many consequences of living with a mental disorder until they find help.

Happy people are not depressed people:

People suffering from anxiety and depression are not very openly able to discuss their problems because they are scared of being judged or more precisely they think that nobody will be able to understand them. They are usually good at faking happiness and show themselves as a jolly person just to hide their sadness.

People become violent and unpredictable once they have a mental disorder:

People having a mental disorder are mostly the victims of a violent crime and not the ones that show their aggression publicly. It is a very strong myth that relates mental disorders to violence and unpredictable nature. Only people with serious mental disorders are the ones with violent personalities. The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else.

Rather than thinking of mental disorders as a taboo they should be treated like any other illness and should be taken care of.

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