Mental Health Awareness.

 

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May is regarded as ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ globally. Through various forms of media outlets like movies, newspapers and screenings, organisations championing this cause reach out to people, and try to change their lives for the better. Through this post, I have explored the realm of mental health and it’s sheer importance. I hope to empower people, and make them less afraid of tackling such issues. Remember- seeking help when you need it most is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability. It’s only saving you more trouble later!πŸ˜€

Don’t forget to like and share this post. I hope you have a great week!

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We’re all striving for perfect health- aspiring to reach the zenith of health, free from any physical complications, living each day in the hope of a better tomorrow. We’re slowly drowning under red, orange, blue, green pills- each pill is almost like portable magic- providing an instant cure to a variety of diseases. We’ve found cures to our daily aches and pains, We’re also fairly open about discussing our problems. Well, not all of them. What remains hidden, under layers of fake smiles and eye contact and warm handshakes, is the lack of mental peaceΒ and happiness. A person who is inflicted by mental wounds, if untreated or undiagnosed, is probably at a greater risk than someone with a minor illness and a proper diagnosis.

Discussing mental illness openly has been considered a taboo for so long now. We all are generally not embarrassed to admit what we’re going through, but when it comes to mental health, it’s usually an untouched territory. Almost like an uninhabited town. It is as though our minds have ceased to be important. As long as our hearts and other vital organs work well, and perform bodily functions rhythmically, we’re fine. Mental health has become secondary.

Pills can’t buy you happiness. Sure, they can bring temporary comfort and often serve as a much needed distraction. But being mentally happy and healthy is of prime importance. How do you expect your body to function well, if you are not happy? Remember- you must work on yourself and your mental health. It might not seem like something that requires immediate attention. Sure, the economy, current affairs and the dangers of an impending war are all pressing issues that we need to worry about, but what about your own happiness?

If you need help, get help. Don’t think twice or hesitate- because that’s doing greater damage to yourself than not addressing the problem- knowing about it, but refusing to rectify it. For instance- A road contractor is given an assignment. He needs to work on making a highway. The construction begins, but he realises certain fallacies in the project. Now that it has come to light, he has two, basic options. He can either chose to overlook it, or act on it, and rectify the damage by getting external help, ignore required.

Let’s analyse this situation. If he overlooks the faults, the highway would still be made. A weak foundation would be laid, that wouldn’t last long, and eventually give way. Even the smallest accident could be fatal. It would result in the death of so many commuters. If he chooses to handle the situation effectively and look into it, and make the necessary changes, he’s indirectly saving so many lives.

Your mental Heath is purely in your own hands. If you choose to overlook it, you’re not only causing damage to yourself, but also to those around you. On the other hand, if you address the problem effectively and maturely, you’re doing yourself a favour. You are securing a happier tomorrow for yourself and everybody around you.

Some days, getting out of bed is hard. You have no goals, nothing to look forward to, and you are mentally unfit. These are small signs- signalling you to take charge of the matter, as a mature individual.

If you’re comfortable talking about a headache or a throat infection, this is no different. Don’t be afraid to talk about mental health and illnesses to those around you. You never know where you might find help.

Find reasons to be happy. There are plenty! I’ve compiled a list of Thirteen Reasons why I’m happy, and I’d advise you to do so too πŸ™‚

1. My family- I’ve had such a strong support system in the form of my family. We discuss issues like mental health and happiness on a regular basis, and that’s what is important. Understanding each other has been much easier because of this.
2. Friends- My friends have always made sure that I’m mentally fit and healthy, and have gone to great lengths to help me feel so.
3. Books- For me, books are a great way of taking a quick escape or break from an otherwise mundane day.
4. Writing. πŸ“- Find your true calling. For me, writing is a passion. It helps me reach out to so many people, to share my perspective of the world, and to spread happiness.
5. Good movies! 🎞🎬
6. Music! πŸŽ™- Music has helped shape me as a person, and has changed me for the better.
7. Having the opportunity to reach out to so many people, through my blog! πŸ’œ
8. Poetry- Is the music of the soul. If you’re feeling a certain way, go ahead and write it down. Let your emotions spill out onto a sheet of paper, rather than keeping them locked up inside you, in a deep, dark corner.
9. Not being afraid to accept the fact that there are days when I feel Β lost and ready to quit, but I realise that if I accept it instead of denying it, I can help improve my condition at that moment.

10. Having a great support systemπŸ€—
11. Being healthy; mentally and physically. πŸ˜€
12.Having another beautiful day, surrounded by the people I love and care for. ❀
13.Realising my true calling and purpose, and working towards it.

Wishing you happiness and success. Here’s wishing you gave your demons and tackle them, and emerge victorious: stronger, braver and happier. Rooting for your success and happiness! πŸ˜€πŸ€žπŸ»

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5 thoughts on “Mental Health Awareness.”

  1. Absolutely True and Its a sad thing that the stigma related to mental health issues and taking help is still a big challenge….

    Mental Health Issues including depression,stress,fears etc need to come out in the open and not suppressed at all.

    This is the only way that “Good Health and Happiness” receptors can be re-activated in our lives.

    Rgds,
    Sanjay

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  2. Once again Dhruv, you have successfully reached out to so many people, by sharing your perspective, enlightening them and spreading happiness.
    Simply wonderful!!! It makes me feel so proud seeing you deal with such sensitive issues with great ease and comfort.
    You are simply brilliant Dhruv!! Keep it up!!! Keep writing!!
    God bless you
    With luv
    Sheetal

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  3. Dhruv , kudos to you on taking up such a sensitive issue and doing justice to it . I am sure that this article will motivate a lot of people to address their problems . Also the life lessons are for all of us to learn , thank you for that .
    I am so proud of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.. may you go from strength to strength .

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  4. Uma Ma’am led me to this post. Congratulations Dhruv. It is extremely well written. Quite often happiness is a choice and I’m glad that you’ve chosen to emphasise the fact. It is sad that in this era of technological advances we’re more of an island than ever before. The emphasis on communication is laudatory. Keep up the good work.

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