Mental health issues affect people of every age all over the world, and there are so many complex disorders that people cope with. These issues and disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, and OCD (Fundamental facts about health, 2015). While many people suffer from mental illness, there is still a strong stigma surrounding the topic of mental health which makes it incredibly difficult for people, especially children and young adults, to talk about what they experience and to receive help. Many young people choose to suffer in silence than to be open about their challenges, however the statistics below confirm the issue of mental wellness is more common than people think.
Mental wellbeing is a key component of complete health and wellness that is usually overlooked by individuals of all ages. The WHO defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ From the definition, to achieve a state of perfect health, mental wellbeing has to be put into consideration.
During the years of 2014-2015 when I was a senior in high school, I had one of the lowest and highest points in my life that I can vividly remember. The lowest point began when I got my class rank, and I realized that it was not high enough for me to get into my dream school UT. I have always had low self-esteem but after that, it plummeted even further. However, that fall I kept hope and still applied. Around February I had found out that I was not accepted and I was shattered. During this time, it was hard for me to find motivation to do anything. All I wanted to do was sleep regardless of the time, which to me was a strong indication that something was wrong. This continued until about May when I
Students place pressures on themselves to succeed in school. When they fail to reach these expectations, they begin to crash not only in school, but in sports or activities also. It is said in studies that students who have a good mental health do better in school. If you’re setting impossible goals for yourself to accomplish, your mental health will be poor, leading to your performance in the classroo...
It does not mean that it is easy. In fact, it is one of the hardest to be treated because diagnoses are based on behavioral observations rather than physical observations such as x-rays, MRIs or just simply first aid. Mental treatments are able to help individuals to recover well or fully recover from the illness they could possibly have; however, difficulty arises due to the fact that there are so many factors contributing to the development of any specific illness. (CITATION) There are many possible treatments for a mental illness such as psychological therapy, medication, and community support programs. (CITATION) In psychological therapy, symptoms and concerns are discussed to figure out ways of managing the illness. Medication is also a possible way to treat mental illnesses which in many instances, is taken over a long period of time. Medicinal treatment shows changes in brain chemistry and helps restore the normal chemical balances in the brain so symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Lastly, community support groups are mainly important for people with illness that have frequent episodes. The community basically assists with training, educating, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Mental health can be described as not having any mental illness. World health organization describes the state of mental health as the condition in which an individual understands his or her own capacities, he or she can withstand the normal stresses of life, can work beneficially and productively, and can make a commitment to his or her group. Mental disorders can affect anyone regardless of their age, their background or ethnic group. Examples of mental disorders include anxiety, stress and mood disorder.
Mental illness has the potential to impact every faucet of an individual’s life, as well as the lives of those close to them, including relationships (family and friends), vocational, financial, and behavioral tendencies. These effects differ between each individual due to the treatment approaches taken, the variety of diagnoses, and the intenseness of symptoms. At the age of seventeen Joe felt clueless when his usual good quality school and family life began to change due to a string of stressful experiences. Although his diagnosis was not made immediately, the symptoms of schizophrenia affected his daily life. He became delusional, began to withdrawal from friends, his senses were distorted and overall he was uncomfortable around people.
The human mind according to some is all there is to our existence. If that is the case, then what would happen to us if our mind was damaged or “not quite there?” There is usually an intersubjective idea, being universally accepted amongst most people in a group or community, idea of what a human is. By some scientific definitions, we are nothing more than chemicals added together that somehow work together to form a human meaning that is what it means to be human, but to some, we are so much more. Philosophers, before we knew how some aspects of the brain work, did not take into account of mental illnesses. Society sometimes does not accept the mentally disordered either, which may explain why some children shows or books are making it seem like they are acceptable. The question is, are the people who have mental disorders actually human?
The fact that the media is one of the most influential elements of today 's world often has dangerous consequences. Speaking specifically, its ability to greatly control the manner in which a specific topic is discussed can ultimately be harmful to a select group of individuals. This is the case with society 's discussion of mental health issues. In today’s world, in which cases of mental illness are becoming increasingly common, the way in which the media, particular television, shapes society’s thoughts and opinions on this topic has dire effects. Inaccurate or unrepresentative portrayals of mental health issues in prime time television programs negatively affects how society discusses the topic, as it aids in the establishment of stigmas.
A low level of stress is needed to allow high school students to strive to achieve academic
Students’ health needs to be made a bigger priority and the stress levels need to be minimized in schools because mental illness has become a major obstacle that adolescents endure. As a result, suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents, mental illnesses cause students to feel worthless or affect their sleep and eating schedules, and it is the school’s responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their students. It has been proven by scientists and psychologists that many social factors influence everyone, especially
Mental health is just as important as physical health in a person’s life. Mental health is critical to a person’s well-being, their ability to live a productive life and to keep a healthy family and interpersonal relationships. Mental health does not just affect the mind it also affects people’s physical health. Some physical health diseases can cause a mental health disorder and vice versa. Mental health disorders are associated with the occurrence, development, and outcome of some of the today’s most chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. When people go untreated from a mental health disorder are at a higher risk for many unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, violent behavior, and suicide.
Our society today does not value our mental health like it should. If society would only pay as much attention to mental health, they would be better off in the long run. Think about an athlete playing a sport, they certainly understand how important physical health is. When a baseball player injures his knee, he is out and waits until it heals. But like many people, mental health is overlooked. Most teenagers do not realize that the many things like stress or eating disorders are coming from a poor mental state. They think that if they just ignore it they will snap out of it, this is not true and many times this kind of thinking will only make it worse (Change Your Mind). Mental health is not seen as important as physical health due to misconceptions and stigma behind mental health patients. By increasing the importance of personal mental health, people can reduce issues associated with mental health problems and raise awareness for people who suffer from mental health issues.