“I wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you could see a broken bone, doesn’t mean it’s not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.”
One of my previous posts titled ‘The Mental Health Talk’ was basically a swift introduction into mental health, how it’s perceived and understanding the spectrum.
Now on this page, we’ll be able to get a lot more detail from the referenced information provided, breaking each segment on mental health right down to the basics in order to find the right solutions for you or anyone you may know that you wish to help.
I advise you to read ‘What you don’t know COULD kill you‘ and then take it from there. These shouldn’t be topics and issues we shy from or stay quiet about so yes, please like share and comment your own views on this.
If you’d like a private discussion regarding any of the topics covered, please feel free to pop me a message on the email icon below in the footer section or go onto the ‘contact me page’ so we can stay in touch.
Either way, I will provide links and references to professional services where you can seek further help and advice for yourself or a loved one.
But please, promise me you’l stay away or keep that loved one away from ‘Antidepressants’, or any other kind of pharmaceutical treatment for the mind! I’ll explain in a later blog post and possibly when you reach out.
I don’t know who you are, but the fact that you’re on this page, still reading, and now made it to this particular paragraph, well that means you must either care about your mental health or someone else’s, therefore I also care (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this) and wish to help. So let’s learn and work through this together!
Understanding Mental Health Disorders
The most common mental health illness I think most of us are aware of or casually experienced is depression right? as well as anxiety. Maybe you’ve only experienced them based on a situation you were put in or witnessing a traumatic event that left you feeling helpless, anxious or depressed. That’s normal and it’s simply our body letting us know that something negative has happened that we don’t approve of or haven’t learnt to deal with.
We get anxious about things that are out of our control like the future or other people we care about. But imagine having that anxious feeling all the time about everything, practically being scared of life so you don’t even live and then decide maybe that’s the best solution, to not live. Dark stuff right? Well that’s having anxiety as a disorder which sad to say is also the common road to suicide along with depression and feeling completely helpless.
Below is a list of the different mental conditions. Click on them and you’ll be redirected to the site ‘Rethink Mental Health’ I stumbled across their site a couple years ago when I knew something wasn’t right with me and decided to seek further information. This site has also helped me understand others suffering Mental health issues that I wasn’t familiar with. They all have a joint common factor, it starts with and in the mind.
Get help or get educated and start to notice the people around you more.