It was June 20, 2018, when I realized something is off with my husband. I just didn’t want to admit it because I played the “happy family” movie in my mind over and over and over again for almost two decades. Yes, he was playing around, and when I caught him, it was always me begging that he let go of the mistress. It was always like that. Well, I guess, things change, and while it was difficult, I tried my best to be tough.…
In the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2015-2016 data, the leading mental health issue experienced by youth in the United States is Anxiety. In fact, 18.1% of the total adult population in the country are affected by the said mental health disorder each year. As for children and teens, 1 out of 20 suffers from a treatable anxiety problem, according to Science Daily. A 2015 Chicago anxiety statistics report revealed that 12% of millennials are plagued by it. (Report coming from The Chicago School website.)…
In our society today, many awareness movements about mental health have been on the rise. Many different studies show that the current era today experiences more mental illnesses compared to past generations because the youth today are given more pressure to meet standards and expectations which causes the increase in the population who have suicidal tendencies, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and many other mental health issues.
This is very alarming because mental health issues like these are rampant in teenagers in which may have been caused by different traumatic or degrading experiences at home, in school, in the neighborhood, or even online.
Being Mindful & Knowledgeable
What causes more talk on the issue is some people ignore and disregard the different symptoms of mental health issues as they assume the person is just asking for attention or wanting to be noticed. This is complete and utterly dangerous. In a society where words can kill just as much as blades, it’s essential to really be careful with the words we use. It may either make or break a person.
Knowing The Difference
Ever since the topic of mental health has risen in all parts of the world, there still a lot of misconceptions with the different types which may fall under it. For some, it may just seem like a ‘nervous habit,’ but in reality, continuous habits like this, can already actually be a symptom of mental illness. To help us better understand the many kinds of mental illnesses which are very common today, let’s briefly define some of it:
Depression is a medical, mental illness which may affect how a person feels, thinks, and acts in a generally negative way. Depression in the simplest sense causes feelings of emptiness, sadness, and disinterest in a person’s lifestyle, and may not be easily identified right away.
Anxiety is when a person feels very uneasy; always has thoughts of doubt, fear, worry, or insecurity. Minimal anxiety at first may be normal, but if it happens to often, it can be classified as a serious disorder which we all have to be careful about.
- Panic Attacks
Panic attacks and disorders usually come from intense feelings of fear and uneasiness which leads to palpitation, difficulty in breathing, excessive sweating, numbness, and sometimes even blackouts.
Some people can easily overcome their mental illnesses most especially if they naturally have a positive outlook on life. However, for most people, that is not always the case. This is why we are all called to lend a helping hand to those in need, whether they ask for it or not.
Many movements are revolving around mental wellness which aims to reach out to people with mental illnesses to help them feel better, stronger and not alone. With or without mental illnesses, it’s important to know the value of our psychological health as it is just as vital as our physical well-being.
Through online forums and sites like this, we can better equip ourselves with the knowledge that can help & manage people with mental health issues, be more open to share our own stories and inspire others, and read more about facts that can help us in coping with such problems and issues.
Together, we can make a huge difference and help others love themselves and prioritize their mental wellness.…
If there’s one thing we are always good at, it’s worrying, But why do we do it? Why are we so anxious about the future that often it causes us to develop much worse problems than what we originally had? Sometimes, no matter how we tell ourselves to not think about things, we end up thinking about them even more. Again, why do we worry?…
The simplest of things make me tear up and cry. Paige O’Hara’s voice in Beauty and the Beast, remembering my Grandpa during his healthy days, realizing that my mom and all my siblings are continents away from me and white bar soap. Who cries when they see a bar of white soap? I do… and I really don’t understand why I’m like that.…
Stephanie heard about virtual therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and specific forms of phobia. As a survivor of the plane accident, she developed the fear of flying and wanted to overcome this. …
In the United States, expenditure on prescription medications is higher than any other country in the world based on the finding of the Journal of American Medical Association. Also, the report claimed that those costs are due to the brand-name driven drug prices that have been increasing in the past few years at the rate beyond the consumer price index. Thus; paying for medicine become the most expensive out of pocket cost for Americans.…
Talking therapy refers to a therapy that involves a face to face encounter of the individual suffering from anxiety with a psychologist or therapist. This encounter involves the individual speaking out about the factors that are affecting them and hence, causing the disorder. The therapy aims at the person understanding the probable causes of the disorder and finding ways to cure it. The same method can also be used with family members or friends instead of a therapist. This therapy seeks to comfort the person suffering from the disorder, so that they may feel free to vent out their emotions or state of mind without the fear of being judged. It may also involve people speaking loudly, shouting, crying, etc; even if you choose not to work with a licensed counselor in-person and opt for therapy online.…
Anxiety is a form of mental disorder that an individual may be going through over a period of time. However, there are varying degrees of intensity in which the disorder and the symptoms that accompany it may persist for different people. Thus, various degrees of the disorder need to be treated differently. The treatment will depend on the condition of the individual and whether or not they are comfortable with the procedures involved in the treatment. Diagnosis of the disorder, as well as an understanding of the individual’s state of mind, becomes important. This is in order to determine the kind of therapy that a person will be most responsive to and yield the best results.
Anxiety disorders refer to mental disorders that trigger feelings of fear and anxiety repeatedly due to the re occurrence of certain conditions, environmental or physical. These disorders can be of various types, depending on the symptoms experienced by the individual. Triggers can be as simple as what you can read here: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/general/i-feel-empty-when-a-lack-of-meaning-is-something-more-serious/
The following are the symptoms that occur in the various types of anxiety disorders:
- Agoraphobia: It is a condition where a person is often anxious when in unfamiliar environments. They most perceive of having very little control over anything that occurs around them.