To understand what mental illness is you have to know what it means. Mental health is the state of our wellbeing. Mental health has to do with the mind. According to thefreedictionary.com mental health is “a state of emotional and psychological well being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.”

Mental illness is behavioral, psychological, and emotional disorders that affect the mind. Mental illness is not something that should be avoided. There many different types of mental illnesses. There are also mental health care services that can help people with their mental illnesses.When we feel pain, it is first registered in our minds before we can react to it.

All our actions and responses to the environment are the function of the brain. In some cases, we will react the way our minds direct us.

Mental health complications can take various forms in a similar manner like with physical illnesses. Mental illnesses are among the most misunderstood and feared by most people from different parts of the world.

Today, people will go away on learning more concerning them. However, it is worth noting that mental health can be treated.

Since the early 1990s, the progress of mental illness treatment has increased quickly. Many patients with mental illness have been able to leave hospitals and live normal lives because of advancement in treatment. The treatment of mental illness has changed in many ways. Some of these ways are medical technology, medication, and the housing treatment. These changes in mental illness healing have led to a great success.

Having a mental illness, which is a poor description since most of these are brain chemistry imbalances, does not make you a freak, it does not mean you are weak. If anything, having any ‘mental illness’ makes you far stronger than those who have never experienced the bad situation we are subjected to.

There are too many ‘schools of thought’ regarding treatment, psychology is FAR from an exact science-so we live as human until the right treatment combination is found. Even then, you can ‘breakthrough’ a working treatment, and then you are back at square one, As I know people who are experiencing the same struggles of mental illness.

Many people with a mental illness may experience feelings of anxiety and despair as part of their condition. As medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and schizophrenia become better understood by the community. Supportive friends and colleagues who acknowledge this grief, listen, and offer support can make a big difference in helping people learn to deal with the Mental Illness.

For those out there suffering in silence stop! Speak up, get help even if it’s talking to a friend or me! For those who make people feel like ‘rejects’ for having a mental illness I ask you to put your biases aside and talk to someone who is willing to listen to me if necessary.For once, stop and listen you may learn something that could make you a lifeline for someone. Isn’t that better than casting judgment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One comment

  1. Alice,
    Thank you for covering such an important topic. It is essential for students to understand the available resources as they navigate the path to regaining a healthy mental state. You have approached this topic with care and you present the information clearly and accessibly. Moving forward, I would like to see the contribution from your interview within PHS to deliver further information to students on the available resources here at Prairie. Overall, nice job. Keep up the good work.

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