Mental health is as important as your physical health. You can’t be healthy if you are not mentally fit. So what is meant by mental health? Accordig to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health includes “subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential among others”. In simple words, a person is mentally healthy if he is able to enjoy his life completely and is able to control his emotions and handle his difficult situations effectively. A mentally healthy person can also easily build connection to his inner self and his surroundings.
Mental health is important for an individual because it helps an individual to enjoy the things that he is doing. It also helps an individual to stay happy, to feel the beauty of things surrounding him and is also important for his mind to work peacefully.
A mentally healthy person is productive to his community also. But in our society, ill mental health is not seen as a disease. Our society needs to be educated more about the importance of mental health.
As we can’t see ill-mental health externally by seeing a person, which does not mean that it is not important. Mental health is as important as physical health. Mentally ill person can go into depression easily and depression is a human killer. Depression leads to the reason for many suicides in India. Nowadays, in India we can hear suicide news daily. These suicides are happening because of lack of knowledge of mental health among the people of society who are surrounding the mentally-ill person.
A person in depression does not know what to do in these types of situation. A person in depression is also needed to be educated about his mental health. A depressed person should talk to someone about his problems. There is nothing like, ”no solution to a problem”, you will eventually find a solution to your every problem if you share it with someone. If you think that you can’t share it with your friends and family, then talk to a stranger. These days you have many social media platforms where you can talk to some random stranger and share it with them. We know that a stranger can’t solve your problem but you’ll feel better if you share it with someone. So share, share and share.
A person in depression can be triggered easily to sad situations which means he would be too sensitive to stressed out situations. So we should handle emotions of these depressed persons carefully. We should listen to them carefully. We should try to understand them. And even if you are not getting it what that person is feeling, then also you should try to show empathy to them.
Things can get worst if we don’t take depression of a person carefully. So please, don’t say mean things to a depressed person. Try to understand him and help him, so that he can easily come out of this situation. Don’t leave that person all alone, as a lonely person is more prone to take extreme steps like suicide and self harm.
Your support can save someone’s life. So, we all should work together to make our society, a better healthy society.