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Mental Health Awareness|Mental Health Disorder

Do you feel that i am not mentally feeling good or why i am feeling sometime more aggressive and harsh on pitty things and sometime feel more relax on big happening or losses. Despite of remaining more aggresive and angry but non of us is caring about Mental Health Disorder. Below are some of the basic information which is relevant for your mental health and feelings.

A person with healthy mental condition or Mental Health Awareness should have the following characteristics:

  • Have confidence in yourself, withstand setbacks, and face problems in life bravely.
  • Not to be manipulated by negative emotions such as worry, anger, sadness, fear, etc.
  • Can build harmonious interpersonal relationship.
  • Adapt to society, participate in social activities, be dedicated to work, and accept change.

Everyone has emotional ups and downs and times when they can't solve problems, but mentally healthy people have the courage to express their emotions and know how to seek help to maintain a healthy state of mind.

Ways to Promote Mental Health OR Mental Health Awareness

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  • Pay attention to your health, absorb enough nutrition, maintain proper exercise and adequate rest, and quit bad habits.
  • Maintain a correct outlook on life and live with goals and ambitions.
  • Know how to accept the advantages and disadvantages of yourself and others, and will not be overly critical or jealous of others.
  • Establish good interpersonal relationships, friends support each other, understand and listen to each other.
  • Communicate more with family members and increase mutual understanding.
  • Learn to adjust life, cultivate interest, and prevent life from becoming boring.

If your life is full of stress, you need to understand the source of the stress before looking for a solution. Continuous stress is not good for health and can lead to Mental Illness. If Mental Illness not treated timely and accurately then such mental Illness will turn to Mental Disability

When you find that you or your family members have psychological problems, you should seek assistance from social workers, counselors, clinical psychologists, or psychiatrists.

What is Stress

Stress is inevitable for everyone. A moderate amount of stress can prepare us to meet the challenges ahead, but excessive or prolonged stress can weaken the immune system and cause the body to be attacked by many diseases.

Stress can cause physical and psychological symptoms.

The most obvious physical symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain and indigestion
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Weakened immune system
  • Loss of appetite or "seeking comfort in food"

Psychological symptoms of stress include:

  • Feel difficulty in concentrating
  • Short-term amnesia
  • Feeling frustrated, irritable, or angry
  • Loss of interest in things or low mood

During the adolescence stage, adolescents are faced with drastic changes in many aspects such as physical function, cognitive mode and interpersonal relationship, and the psychological pressure they bear is often far beyond the imagination of adults.

What are the common sources of stress in teen ager? 

Common sources of stress includes:

  • Future
  • Take an exam
  • Self-requirement
  • Job requirements
  • Personal financial situation
  • Time management
  • Parents' expectations

What are the common sources of stress in adult? 

Adults face many life events that create stress. Common sources include:

  • Stress from performing duties or being unemployed
  • Conflict or relationship breakdown with family members
  • Financial worries
  • Health status
  • Unfavorable living environment, such as cramped flats, heavy traffic, or proximity to pollution sources

What is Depression

Depression is a common mood disorder. Most of those suffering from "depression" are women. The causes include physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental factors; patients have negative ideological tendencies, and problems such as work, studies, interpersonal relationships, and long-term illnesses can easily induce depression.

What are the symptoms of depression

If you experience five or more of the following symptoms almost every day for more than two weeks, including one of the first two, you can be clinically diagnosed as depression.

  • lose interest in most things
  • Insomnia or wake up two or three hours before dawn and feel bad
  • Poor appetite
  • Slow thinking and reaction
  • Feel tired
  • Inferiority complex
  • Have thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Difficulty concentrating

What is manic depression

Manic-depressive disorder is a mood disorder. Mania is irritable, high-spirited, and even arrogant. Depression, i.e. low mood, melancholy. This mood disorder has a tendency to relapse.

Common symptoms during mania include:

  • Acting emotionally or even irritable for no reason
  • Thinks and speaks very quickly and tends to express superiority over others
  • I think I am very energetic, so I sleep less, and I will spend recklessly and buy a lot of things
  • There are many plans, but few are actually implemented

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a common mood disorder in women after giving birth. After giving birth, women will be affected by hormones and become mood swings, cry easily, irritable, nervous, restless sleep, etc., but usually disappear after a few days. Postpartum depression can feel persistent depression, and its symptoms are similar to general depression. Symptoms include:

Postpartum insomnia and sleep deprivation

  • Loss of appetite
  • Lose enthusiasm and interest in everything
  • Feeling useless and utterly incapable of caring for a baby
  • Loss of confidence in everyone and things, severe cases will have auditory and visual hallucinations and suicidal tendencies.

How to Treat Depression

Due to the different causes of the disease, when the patient receives psychiatric treatment, a comprehensive assessment is required, and then the right medicine is prescribed depending on whether it is caused by psychological, physiological or environmental factors. Severe cases need to be treated with medication; it is better to cooperate with psychological treatment; helping patients to enhance self-confidence, improve communication skills and ability to deal with stress can also help improve depression.

Without Medication Relieve your Depression

If you find it difficult to get rid of depression, try the following methods:

  • Learn Positive and Positive Thinking
  • Deal with problems objectively
  • Focus on your own worth more than your own achievements
  • Take the initiative to express your needs and seek help from others
  • enrich your social life
  • Maintain a relaxed mood and a balanced life (such as: proper exercise, adequate sleep, and recreational activities.

Generalized anxiety disorder

Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include heartbeat, shortness of breath, hand tremors, sweaty hands, dizziness, muscle pain, dry mouth, throat discomfort, stomach pain, diarrhea, frequent urination, etc.

There are many reasons for the formation of generalized anxiety disorder, and life is too stressful or chronic stress may be one of the factors. Moderate tension or stress is actually beneficial, allowing the body to make the necessary preparations to meet challenges and tests; but if the tension is severe or the pressure is faced for a long time, it will hinder people's normal life and may cause widespread disease. Symptoms of anxiety disorders.

In addition, physical diseases, such as hypersecretion of the thyroid gland, may also cause symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

In summary, generalized anxiety disorder is often formed by the interaction of physical, psychological and environmental factors, and each person's situation is different.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs in people who have experienced severe or unusual physical or emotional trauma. If the trauma encountered is unexpected, the chance of post-traumatic stress disorder will be greater. Airplane accidents, traffic accidents, sexual assault, etc., may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Even after a period of time after the accident, the patient is often in a different environment, thinking that he has experienced the previous trauma again. In addition, patients may also try to avoid people, places, activities, thoughts or topics that may bring up the trauma. In addition, other symptoms include nightmares, emotional numbness, allergic reactions, anxiety, sadness, insomnia, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, feelings of guilt, etc.

What is Phobia and Types of Phobia

When patients encounter some objects or situations that they are afraid of, they will feel extremely panic, so they try their best to avoid approaching the feared things. This avoidance behavior sometimes even affects the patient's work, family life or social life.

Social Phobia

The patient is very afraid of being in an environment where people watch and watch. Patients worry about their behavior, which will lead to embarrassing situations. Therefore, patients are extremely afraid of eating and drinking in public places, public speaking, meeting friends, etc.


When the patient is alone or in a public place, he will suddenly feel that there is nowhere to hide, so he will feel very panicked; the patient may also worry that he will not get help if the panic attack occurs, or that his behavior will cause embarrassment situation occurs. When the condition is severe, the patient will even close himself at home and dare not go out. In order to avoid fear, patients may avoid going to crowded places, taking public transportation, leaving home alone, going to open places, etc.


Patients with the disease will only feel extreme fear of a certain thing or situation. Common examples include extreme fear of mice, being in a high place, or coming into contact with something similar to blood.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Compulsive thoughts and behaviors occur when the patient encounters an anxious situation. Patients with the disease will keep repeating certain thoughts or ideas, such as feeling very dirty, worrying about being infected by the disease, worrying that they will behave abnormally, or even worrying that they will hurt others. In addition to obsessive thoughts, patients can't help but repeat the same behavior repeatedly, such as washing hands repeatedly, checking water pipes, gas switches, door locks, etc. Although such compulsive behavior can help alleviate the anxiety caused by obsessive thoughts, in the long run, it will only make people more dependent on compulsive behavior to relieve stress.

Anxiety Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the main treatment methods for anxiety disorders. The main techniques used in it include: cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, relaxation methods and stress management. The purpose is to reduce the occurrence of symptoms and improve self-control.

From a behavioral point of view, anxiety symptoms are behaviors that can be learned and imitated, and thus can be reduced through behavioral therapy.

Psychotherapy mainly finds out the source of inner conflicts and tries to eliminate them, so that anxiety will naturally disappear.

Medication can reduce the symptoms of anxious patients so that patients can get the maximum effect from cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy or other psychotherapy.

Although anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness, it can be fully recovered through treatment.

Relaxation Method

Anxiety patients can use abdominal breathing relaxation method, muscle relaxation method, image relaxation method, etc. to reduce the pain caused by anxiety.

Abdominal Breathing Relaxation Method

Abdominal breathing relaxation method is to breathe through the diaphragm, so that the inhaled air directly enters the abdomen. By learning how to breathe and relax, patients can control their breathing, indirectly change their physical and emotional responses, and achieve the effect of relaxation.

Muscle Relaxation

Muscle relaxation is an exercise that relaxes the muscles. Practitioners tighten and relax their muscles, so that the body feels and gets a relaxed state, thereby relieving tension.

Imagery Relaxation

imagery relaxation

The use of imagery relaxation is a bit like systematic daydreaming. When practicing, I will try to use fantasy to bring myself to a quiet and comfortable environment, and all body functions will gradually relax with the peaceful scene in my mind.

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