We can see people suffering from mental health issues but not open about it as they and their families feel a sense of shame about it. Hiding your own suffering doesn’t help rather increase severity of the illness. One needs support and understanding from close ones.

Mental health is equally important as physical health for better overall health. Many don’t consider mental health as an issue but people with mental disorder deserve just as much support as people with physical health conditions. Physical health conditions may increase the risk of developing mental health conditions, and vice versa.

Mental health includes aspects like psychological, emotional and social well-being. You need to take critical care of your mental health as it affects how you feel, think and act in every situation. It determines how we handle stress and accordingly how we make choices life. Symptoms like anxiety, panic attack and depression are not signs of weakness of the person. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you see symptoms related to mental illness and make routine check.

Poor mental health and mental illness are two terms used interchangeably but different from eachother. One may experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. You need to take the treatment on the basis of diagnosis. According to study, one in three people diagnosed with physical health problem have mental health issues as well, most often anxiety and depression.

All you need to do is share support for mental health awareness and provide helping hand to who are going through suffering as they are not alone in this.

By Pallavi