The demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput brought an instantaneous attention to people’s psychological state these days, particularly in this period of lock-down. In order to build a better mental health one should know the difference between a good mental health and a bad mental health. Mental illness conjointly known as mental disorders, covers a vast range of mental health conditions – disorders that affect your mood, thought process and behavior. Typical cases of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Innumerable people have mental health concerns from every once in a while. Still a mental health concern waxes into a mental illness when going on signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. Your mental health effects how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It conjointly affects your capacity to overcome stress, surmount challenges, build relationships, and revive from life’s setbacks and privation. Resilient mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological problems. Instead of the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.
A few signs that show that a person is in a good mental health are: having a sense of contentment, the very first thing that a person with good mental shows, is the state of being satisfied and happy with his life. Second, a zest for living and the ability to laugh and have fun, enjoying every second of your life is what matters ultimately. Third, the ability to deal with stress and bounce back from adversity. Fourth, a sense of meaning and purpose, in both their activities and their relationships, doing something which has no meaning in your life is a total waste of time and your energy. Fifth, the flexibility to learn new skills and adapt to change. Sixth, a balance between work and play, rest and activity, etc. Seventh, the ability to build and maintain fulfilling relationships. And last however not the least self-confidence and high self-esteem.
Having resilient mental health doesn’t mean that you never go through bad times or experience emotional problems. Everybody at some point of time goes through disappointments, loss, and change. Although these are normal parts of life, they can still cause sadness, anxiety, and stress. But just as physically fit people are better able to recover back from illness or injury, people with strong mental health are better able to recoil back from adversity, trauma, and stress.
A mental illness can make you dismal and can be the root cause of problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. In many cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and psychotherapy. Signs and symptoms of mental illness can differ, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can alter emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as stomach pain, back pain, headaches, or other unexplained aches and pain.
Anybody can go through mental or emotional health problems—and over a lifetime most of us will. This year itself, about one in five of us will undergo a diagnosable mental disorder. Notwithstanding how common mental health problems are, many of us make zero effort to improve our situation.We disregard the emotional messages that tell us something is wrong and try putting up with it by distracting ourselves or self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, or self-destructive behaviors. We keep a lid on our problems in the hope that others won’t notice. We wait for our condition to improve on its own. Or we plainly give up—telling ourselves this is “just the way we are.”
If you’ve made consistent efforts to improve your mental and emotional health and still aren’t functioning optimally at home, work, or in your relationships, it may be time to seek professional help. Following these self-help steps will still be beneficial to you, though. In fact, input from a caring professional can often help motivate us to take better care of ourselves.