Overcoming Mental Illness

explanatory Essay
1198 words
1198 words

Mental illness refers to a broad range of mental health conditions. Mental illnesses have many consequences such as struggling with day to day life, work, relationships, and more. The disease can make people miserable resulting in poor decision making, inappropriate coping mechanisms, and in worse cases death. Mental health problems are challenging and can go undetected for a long period of time. Suicide, self esteem, mental health, school, and treatment are all factors that are difficult with one who is suffering with a mental illness. There are many consequences for those suffering from mental illness if they are untreated, but it is possible to overcome mental illness with correct diagnosis, appropriate medication, supplemented with alternative therapies. One consequence of untreated mental illness could be suicide, often a constant struggle for people who battle with a mental health problem. According a study, “In 2004, the FDA looked at published and unpublished data trials of antidepressants that involved nearly 4,400 children and adolescents...four percent of those thought or tried suicide (“Mental Health Medications”). In otherwards antidepressant are usually prescribed to overcome depression however, for others it can increase the thoughts of suicide greatly. Suicide is number 10 for the leading cause of …show more content…

People who have a mental illness tend to have low self esteem because of negative thoughts, dwelling on a weakness, and blaming themselves for things that go wrong. One of the many struggles that people have are completing tasks, starting a new hobby, withdrawal from social contact, and worried about how others feel about you. Because some people think that there is no way out of their emotional instability they resort to drugs and also which results in damaging relationships and adds to their mental

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that mental illness is a broad range of mental health conditions with many consequences, such as poor decision making, inappropriate coping mechanisms, and death.
  • Explains that suicide is the leading cause of death in america and approximately 38,000 americans are lost each year to suicide.
  • Explains that untreated mental illness leads to poor self-esteem, which can lead to negative thoughts, blaming themselves for things that go wrong, withdrawal from social contact, and emotional instability.
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