It is easy to neglect mental health issues. You can’t always help it, but it’s easy to do so. I know I am guilty of not doing my part and not getting the help that I desperately need. Mental health issues can impact any of us at any time, and many times it’s not until after we have been through a great deal of struggle that we find out we have a problem.
There is no doubt that mental health issues are a very real and serious matter. In the face of these issues, it is easy to be blind to the mental health issues that everyone faces. Mental health issues are often left untreated because they are seen as trivial or as something that can be cured with medication. That is only half the truth. Sometimes its because people are not able to talk about their problems because of the stigma attached to discussing such things.
It is important that we not be so quick to say that mental health issues are simply a matter of “mental illness.” The truth is that there is a wide range of mental illnesses. Some of the most common and serious mental illnesses include depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Depression is a common and severe mental illness that affects over one million Americans every year.
Depression is a condition that comes from a series of different feelings, thoughts, or behaviors that are all too often mistaken for depression. One of the most common forms of depression is called Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD. Major Depressive Disorder is a very serious condition that can cause severe symptoms. These symptoms include feelings of sadness, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of guilt, feelings of hopelessness, suicide thoughts, and a decrease in ability to think or concentrate.
Many people believe that mental illness is a choice. That somehow they picked the wrong time to get sick, that they chose to have a mental illness and didn’t even know about it. The truth is that MDD is often not something that anyone chose, but something that is deeply ingrained in one’s brain.
The truth is, it’s not something that a person chooses to have, but something that is deep in their brain that has been developing over a long period of time. It’s a hard thing to get rid of, and it can take a long time to work out. I know because last year I went through a period of severe depression that lasted for four years, and I’ve since been much better.
Mental Health Awareness Month (MAM) was created to tackle these issues, and I’m happy to say that it has shown so much promise. However, the problem is the sheer size of the problem.
The problem right now is that mental health issues are in the spotlight but often the stigma and shame is so hard to get rid of. So while MAM helps us talk about the issue, it also helps us to see how much more difficult it is to get rid of things than it is to just talk about them. For most people, dealing with mental health issues really only involves talking to a doctor, getting a referral, or finding a support group.
Mental health isn’t always talked about, it’s the stigma, shame, and stigma that make it difficult to get rid of. But it’s not just about talking to a doctor or a support group. Getting help can be daunting–especially when you’re dealing with something that has been around for so long and you don’t know where to even begin. There’s a lot of stigma attached to mental health issues, some of which you may not even realize you possess.
Mental health issues are an important part of the human condition, but unfortunately, because they can go undiagnosed, they can be hard to spot. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 16 and have been living with it ever since. Ive been lucky enough to avoid some of the worst consequences that a person can have, but I also know that I could have ended up in so much pain and misery.