Today, I was sitting in my mother’s kitchen, preparing for a friend’s upcoming visit to the hospital. There was quite a bit of noise in the kitchen, so I decided to take a few minutes to myself to clear my head and get ready for the afternoon. As I sat in the kitchen, I was reminded of a conversation I had during college. A girl had asked me for my thoughts on mental health, and I said I was tired of being on my own.
I think it’s a hard truth to face, but I do believe that it’s something that we can all do something about, and it might not be easy. Mental illness is one of those things that are often misunderstood, and the stigma of it can be pretty crushing. I’ve heard so many stories about people who don’t want to be on mental health programs because they fear being stigmatized.
In my experience, the stigma is completely justified. When I was younger, I was a very shy person. I was very shy around men, and I didn’t really want to be around anyone who was anything like me. I was a very shy person, but I also knew that I was pretty good at hiding that shyness behind a facade of being “cool.” As a result, I was very good at hiding my mental illness behind that fake facade.
That facade, that fake facade. That facade is a mask that our minds put up to hide and conceal our true selves. It is a mask that some people wear because they cant stand to admit that they are anything less than they say they are. But, as I’ve said before, I think that everyone should be able to hide their true selves behind a facade, just like everyone should be able to be a little bit of a goofball.
My mental health was a constant source of concern for me, but I wasn’t afraid to admit it. I always thought that the people who didn’t tell me too often, who didn’t tell me about the pain, the anxiety, the depression, the suicidal thoughts that I couldn’t stop thinking about, were the ones who didn’t have a good mental health or were just not listening.
I think this is a very valid statement. Although it might seem like a bit of a self-indulgence to think that your mental health is of utmost concern, it is of utmost importance. I know it sounds silly – but I have so many people who have depression and anxiety issues and yet, if anyone asks me, I can honestly say that I dont think a single one of my closest friends is mentally healthy.
The same can be said about our mental health. We are all human, so many people are just not aware of the fact that they are living in a society that encourages people to think about it. But it is something that needs to be talked about.
Depression is one of the most under-diagnosed mental disorders, and despite the fact that there are hundreds of psychological books and videos online that discuss it, the overwhelming majority of people don’t even seek help. The good news is that there are things that you can do to help get yourself out of depression. The most obvious one is to schedule an appointment with your therapist, but there are others, like exercise, meditation, cognitive therapy, and so on.
One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it is something that can be solved by just being in a good mood. In reality, depression is one of the biggest reasons people get sick. For most of the world, depression is considered a mental disorder, which means that it will take your body a long time to get back to normal.