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Mental health Importance – Impacts, Symptoms an Self Care

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You live, you eat, you carry out your routine activities but are you living a happy life? We focus on our physical health by taking our diet, but what you think is enough for healthy living? I’ll say it is not sufficient for living a healthy and happy life. Good mental health has great importance for keeping the life fit and flourishing. The majority does not focus on mental health. There is a need to aware about mental health because every person has a right to live a happy and joyful life.

Impacts of mentally ill person to a society

If a person suffering from any mental ailment, that situation does not affect him/her. Still, our surrounding (family, workplace, society) also influenced by that disorder because we are all connected, and each type of behavior can affect our community. More people do not know what is mental health, whether we are suffering from any mental ailments or not and how we can treat them.

There is different mental conditions anxiety, stress, depression, fear, frustration, mood swings, and difficulty in concentrating during work and sleeplessness. These are some standard states of disturbed mind with which most people experience at their workplace, or any other tragedy and trauma can result in above mentioned mental illness which is not more severing, but you must treat them. Some serious mental illness is delusions, hallucination, psychosis, bipolar disorder. There is a need to break down the stigma by educating the people about this zone of life for enjoying a happy life.

Mental health

If you take balanced diet and do some physical activities simultaneously, you should also nourish your mind with positive thoughts and blooming environment and take psychiatric treatment, do positive things, spend some time with positive and happy people who can motivate you and can move you to the bright side of life reduce your anxiety and stress read some books according to your interest, do journaling and never run away from fear and anxiety or any mental condition instead of recognizing your problem and identify the things which trigger your fear and treat them. 

On the other side any person in your family or your friend zone who is suffering from mental illness aware them and provide them with a positive environment and therapist or psychiatrist, make them feel they are not alone.

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Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

Mental illnesses affect

  • 19% of the adult population,
  • 46% of teenagers
  • 13% of children each year

Why there is a need for awareness of mental health??

 Mental illness is a silent killer, and even most people face depression and anxiety problems but they unable to recognize the severity, which can lead to damaging results. So, if you are facing any kind of mental illness, you must be aware of your situation and must be treated at the right time. 

What is mental health?

Mental health is the emotional and psychological state of our mind. It influences our thought patterns and how we feel and act in our social life. Mental health has a crucial role in maintaining relations at the social level and managing stressful situations. So mental health is important to live a happy life.

Consequently, there is a need to aware of your mental health to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. There are some general symptoms of mental illness which help you to cope with the mental illness.

Emotional symptoms

  • anxiety
  • anger
  • fear
  • mood swings
  • sadness
  • feeling weakness
  • disappointment

Physical Symptoms

  • headache
  • racing thoughts
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of energy
  • racing heart
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Thinking Symptoms

  • concentration problem
  • constant anxiety
  • forgetfulness
  • negative thoughts
  • suicidal thoughts

Mental health issues are frequent, although you can deal with them by yourself or deal with a person who is facing the same situation of mental illness. However, recovery treatment available and most people get better.

Self-Care of Mental Health

There are some tips which help you to maintain your mental health, and you can also deal with the person who needs help to manage his or her stressful condition. Believe me, and if you follow these tips, you can easily maintain your mental health and become a productive person.

Physical Self-Care

  • Better sleep at night
  • Some exercise or walk
  • Healthy food (avoid alcohol, caffeine.)
  • Yoga (the best technique for relaxation)

Emotional Self-Care

  • Contentment (be satisfied with what you have)
  • Forgiveness (it overcomes the negative emotions like anger and fear.)
  • Compassion (be kind to yourself)
  • Kindness (be kind to others)

Spiritual Self-Care

  • Meditation (it lowers the level of stress.)
  • Nature (connection with nature will make you nourished.)
  • Love (love is the beauty of everything.)
  • Sacred place (it will build a spiritual connection.)

Social Self-Care

  • Socially connection (connect yourself with positive people)
  • Positive social media
  • Learning new things
  • Support (go for a session with the psychologist/psychiatric if needed)
  • Communication
  • Get together with your friends


Written by Uswah Muatter

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1 month ago

Perfectly explained, appreciate your thoughts.

Muhammad anees
1 month ago

Great job you made my day

Mratib Ali Bhatti
Mratib Ali Bhatti
1 month ago

Found it very informative and it’s burning issue of our society but no one pay attention to this issue.

Naeem Ur Rehman
1 month ago


Naeem Ur Rehman
1 month ago

Well written and well explained… Very helpful indeed!

Arslan Ishaq
Arslan Ishaq
1 month ago

Worth reading it❣️

Saffia pervaiz
Saffia pervaiz
1 month ago

Well said😊
Awareness about mental health is very important.
We should pay attention on it.

Naeem Ur Rehman
1 month ago
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