How Not To Be Affected By Mental Health Issues

Did you know?

People around the world are observing this week as Mental Health Awareness week.

What Is Mental Health?

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

– Having a bad day at home

– Trouble with the kids

– Peers are creating a problem

– The manager is being .. well .. not helpful

Whatever the reason be, mental issues can affect us without we realising.

It’s not necessary to have a glitch in your brain, to be a diagnosed with mental issues.

People who put others under the bus, for their own greed, are suffering from mental health issues – they just don’t know it yet!

Only you have the power to stop such abuse, such situations!!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking you to get in to a fight.

But, SPEAK UP!! People don’t realise this but, “the most complex problems generally have the simplest solutions.”

Speak to a friend, a doctor, or someone whom you trust. Unload yourself of all the pain and sufferings.

We are humans, and we tend to make mistakes. Maybe, we don’t realise where we’re going wrong!

There is no shame in seeking help, no shame in accepting when you are wrong, and definitely no shame in learning to be healthy.

After all, it’s your health, your life, your well being – and it impacts everything around you!

When you really need it, it’s OK to be sad!

Emotions, as Google will tell you “a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” Or Wiki will say “is any relatively brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure”. There are days when these emotions are high, and days when they are low.

Would it be alright, if you ask a person to behave exactly or more likely in a similar manner at all times, irrespective of the emotional state he/she is going through? My first reaction would be, maybe not! Then again, I can think of people who would preach or counsel about trying to keep emotions away at work.

Seldom, it is possible to separate emotions from work. In reality, people who preach this are no good at it themselves. What they’re good at is, be-fooling themselves and others in believing they can keep the matters of heart and mind on two different paths. Alright, let me not be so blunt. There might be around 1% (or more) of the population who are able to achieve that.

According to a survey result posted on BBC News, it was found that almost two fifths (38% of the 2,000 participants) had been treated negatively because of their problems.

Of those:

§ Nearly one in five (19%) lost their job

§ Over half (54%) lost contact with a loved one

§ And 55% stopped socialising or going out

Organisations/NGO are holding and proposing more events like Time to Change where they can help people. Sue Baker, director of such operation, said: “Progress is being made in improving attitudes and reducing discrimination in some key areas of life but too many of us are still being made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless by other people’s reactions.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Different emotions for different times, different surroundings, and all other factors which could impact us.

There are times when we all can become captives of our emotions and have no control over the situation. The best thing to remember is, we all need bit of support and love to overcome a situation. The more we show our support to others, the better we place ourselves to get it back when we need it the most. Nobody would like to be sad or let the work get affected. But if we know, we aren’t going to be let down by people around us or if we have people who understand one another emotionally, then we can be emotional.

It’s like a particle state, which once achieved would come back to its original state. Once we let our emotions take control of us, we would remain in that state for some time, but will come back to our normal selves eventually. If you’re really happy you can’t carry on laughing for long, and similarly when you’re sad you can’t keep crying forever. So it’s alright to not be in control of things, but only till a time when it’s not affecting you or people around you to a great extent and you know when to say enough and get up on your feet. When you really need it, it’s OK to be sad!

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