Why make an appointment for a mental health checkup ?
- Mental Health, Awareness,
WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS? CAN WE SEE THROUGH OUR EYES? CAN WE FEEL THROUGH
OUR HANDS OR CAN WE HEAL IT BY PASTING A BAND-AID?
NO dear, mental illness is none from all the above-mentioned statements.
Mental illness is like sometimes, you will have a couple of good days and then it hits you. EVERYTHING. It hurts to talk, to love, to be. Existing is so difficult at times but no one wants to hear that. No one wants to know about the days you spend crying or curled up in a corner somewhere or wishing you could be anywhere but here.
We all have our ways of coping with it. We all have our very own acts of survival. Our ways of staying alive when we’re in too much pain to feel anything at all. This isn’t live anymore. This is just about getting through the day. We hope that one day it will be something more than that.
Or it can be like you can sound confident and have anxiety. You can look healthy but feel like shit. You can look happy and be miserable inside. You can be good looking and feel ugly.
I UNDERSTAND. DO YOU GUYS EVER WONDER WHY PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS SUFFER IN SILENCE?
Do they think that "Pados wali Aunty" going to think about them? Or what would society make a perception about their personality? Or it’s just a cliche that is moving down from our ancestors?
PLEASE STOP THE STIGMA AND let's TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH!
Let’s talk about how hard it is to open up to someone about being sad for no reason. Let’s talk about how hard it is to explain to your friends and family that you have this heavy feeling in your chest for no reason. Let’s talk about how hard it is to understand why you’re having a panic attack while just taking a walk back home. Let’s talk about how hard it is to understand your own self and how scary it is to feel like the whole world is falling on your shoulders and you have no idea why!
Mental health isn’t a battle to be won. It is a journey to continue walking!
What would you do if you get hurt by a deep cut and see yourself bleeding? Ignore it? Left untreated and make it worse? Or you will go and consult a doctor?
Likewise, you can’t ignore your mental health. Understand this, reaching out for help is brave. Seeing a therapist can improve your mental health by teaching you the skills to cope better with stress and be more adaptive to change, promote your productivity at work, and explore important factors that will allow you to have more fulfilling relationships. The very act of trying to put how we feel into words makes us think more clearly about a situation and can help cut the problem down to size. So make your appointment for a mental health checkup with a therapist today!
SHREYA JAIN (COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST)