Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry.Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse.Family history of mental health problems
There are many different mental disorders, with different presentations. They are generally characterized by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.There is also a variety of conditions that are recognised as mental illnesses. The more common being depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.
There are effective prevention strategies for preventing mental disorders and treatments for mental disorders and ways to alleviate the suffering caused by them.
Treatment depends on the type of mental disorder you have and it's seriousness. You and your therapist will work on a unique treatment plan for you. Some people are even required to take medicine while some need social support and education on managing their condition.
In some cases, you may need more intensive treatment. You may need to go to a psychiatric hospital. This could be because your mental illness is severe. Or it could be because you are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else. In the hospital, you will get counseling, group discussions, and activities with mental health professionals and other patients.Anyone can develop or be born with a mental illness,it doesn't look at money or status .Here are some South African celebrities who are suffering from mental illnesses
Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key. Mental health is one of the most important things in humans so take care of your mental health, remove yourself from place's and situations that impact on your mental health negatively.If you ever feel like you need support with your mental health you can contact SADAG on their mental health line 011 234 4837, alternatively you can check their website for more information.
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