In today’s world stress is an everlasting challenge, with the everyday rush of life it is hard to relax and take control of stress. It is not healthy to be stressful, it increases blood pressure and can lead to heart attacks if not controlled in the proper way. There are a lot of symptoms of stress that can take your life in the wrong direction. If you have a stressful lifestyle there are indicators of unhealthy stress that you should be aware of. Seeing Only The Negative Side Of Life When it comes to stress this also can lead to a person that only focuses on the negative and never see’s the positive side of life.
As with cancer or heart disease, mental illnesses are often physical as well as emotional and psychological. Mental illnesses may be caused by a reaction to environmental stresses, genetic factors, and biochemical imbalances. Most of the public does not believe mental health issues exists, and sees them as only excuses for unfit actions and laziness. They do not understand the cause and extent of effects on individuals, or what mental disorders actually are. Depression is perceived as extreme levels of emotion, bipolarity as constant mood swings, and anxiety as being nervous for a presentation or job interview.
Defining and measuring quality of life is a notoriously difficult thing to do and is without doubt affected by an individual’s particular experience. Where there has been a belief in the effectiveness of ‘cures’ for mental health problems and conditions, quality of life has not been seen as so important because it has usually been assumed that a good quality of life will replace a poorer quality of life once the cure or treatment successfully addressed but the limitations and unpleasant side effects of many medical treatments for people diagnosed with ‘illnesses’ such as schizophrenia, and the failure to find any entirely effective treatments for dementia, let alone a cure, has brought quality of life issues. Initiatives started mainly by service users, such as the recovery approach and self-management, contain an acknowledgement that, for some people, mental distress, hearing voices, having bizarre beliefs and many other ‘symptoms’ of mental health problems are experiences they may live with on a day-to-day basis for a large part of their life. Having some measure of control over these experiences while also being able to maximize quality of life, by which heavy duty sedative antipsychotics often don’t allow, and therefore crucial, but this is much wider than just a health issue. Sustaining good physical health, having positive significant relationships, being able to participate in the community through work or other programs, having a safe and secure place to live and adequate income, and being free from harassment and judgement can all be as important as managing one’s mental health.
Mental Health in America What do you think of when someone brings up the topic of mental health in the country? Many people are influenced by negative stigma and preconceptions associated with mental illness. Those with mental illnesses are all too commonly subjected to these negative stigmas. These views can lead to discrimination, which may be the cause of why those suffering from mental disorders are so poorly cared for and often don’t seek treatment. The Mayo Clinic reports that some harmful effects of these prejudices based on mental illness cause: reluctance to seek help of treatment, lack of understanding from family or friends, fewer opportunities to work, bullying and inadequate health insurance.
"Throughout history, explanations for illness have commonly blamed ill persons for their illnesses. Such explanations encourage policy makers to ignore how social and environmental factors can foster illness (Weitz, 20120)." The society need to recognize that it is not the person’s fault when they are emotionally or mentally ill. People in the society need to realize that those who tend to harm themselves or others and commit suicide are suffering from a serious mental illness. Another reason why there are some people that commit suicide is because of how they get treated by the people around them. For example, gay and lesbian people were not socially acceptable until lately, even now, it is still not entirely socially acceptable even though the same sex marriage is already legally recognized in the whole United States.
Diagnosis for a treatment is difficult because it takes time to disengage the interacting effects of substance abuse and the mental illness. It may also be difficult for substance abusers to be accommodated at home and it may not be tolerated in the community of residents of rehabilitation programs. The author states, that they end up losing their support systems and suffer frequent relapses and hospitalizations (Agnes B. Hatfield, 1993). Furthermore, mental illness and drug addiction are conditions that often occur together. This is a person who has two brain disorders that influence one another, and which both need treatment.
Stigma is a barrier for treatment and is harmful to society, as well as being a sign of a toxic community. The biggest obstacle in the goal to eradicate mental health stigma is that many people aren’t aware of what a mental disorders are, and how commonly they occur. Many people associate people with mental illness (also called psychological disorders) as “crazy” or “insane”. However, these disorders can be as simple as attention and hyperactivity problems (ADHD), stress disorders, and depression. There are of course more serious issues like bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, but even those can be handled with proper methods of medication and therapeutic assistance.
I understand failures often arise when we least expect them. They keep us on our toes, and let us know to never take a win for granted. Failures are required so we have to adapt and accept them, we need to improvise from them in order to be efficient. Without failures in our lives then everything would be perfect and how much would that be? Lets face it no one want to fail, but we all do, and is a must for life to maintain normal.
Simplify your life, "look on the bright side", develop and keep a sense of humor. Then prepare for stressful events by getting extra rest. Remember that you cannot change the others but keep in mind that no one is perfect and seek professional to help for serious problems. Lastly, remember that managing stress is your job that with stress under control, it'll be easier to keep your disease under control.
It is our job to accept who we are, especially the characteristics of us that can’t be changed, such as a crooked nose or small eyes. Further, we must come to accept our “soul” selves as well. No one can tell you that you aren’t good enough and you should never change who you are for someone else. What you will find is that, in the end, you hid so much of yourself for that person’s pleasure that you forgot who you really were. If someone does not accept you for who you are, then they aren’t worth