the epidemic you’ve never heard
Mental health often viewed as a personal issue. While it’s important to remember that everyone’s mind is different. We need to start talking about it more openly. According to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, mental health and one in four people will experience a health problem in their lifetime. Yet still seen as a taboo topic, even though it shouldn’t be.
What is the health epidemic you’ve never heard of?
There’s a health epidemic sweeping the nation, and chances are, you’ve never heard of it. It’s called “perfectionism” and the rise in young people, particularly girls.
The pressure to be perfect is everywhere. Social media, the internet, and even our parents and teachers can all contribute to the problem. Constantly bombarded with messages that tell us we need thinner, smarter, and more successful.
The good news is that perfectionism is treatable. If you or someone you know is struggling with perfectionism, there is help available.
What are its causes?
Financial difficulties, the death of a loved one, or a divorce are all examples of stressful life events.
Diabetes is an example of a long-term (chronic) medical condition.
Brain damage is caused by a serious injury, such as a violent blow to the head (traumatic brain injury). Military combat or assault are examples of traumatic experiences.
What are the consequences?
In the short term, mental health issues can cause people to become estranged from their peers due to perceived unattractive personality traits or behaviors.
If the person does not know or understand what is going on, they can also cause anger, fear, sadness, and feelings of helplessness.
What are the consequences of mental health problems?
Homelessness, poverty, employment, safety, and the local economy can all suffer as a result of untreated mental health issues.
They may have an impact on local business productivity and health-care costs, impede children’s and youth’s ability to succeed in school, and cause family and community disruption.
What can be done to address it?
- Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism
- Take care of your body
- Surround yourself with good people
- Give yourself
- Learn how to deal with stress
- Quiet your mind
- Set realistic goals
- Break up the monotony
How can we address mental health issues?
- What you can do to improve your mental health
- Tell someone how you feel about your mental health and ask for assistance.
- Maintain your level of activity to improve your overall well-being.
- Eat well to nourish the brain.
- To reduce mood swings, drink sensibly
- Maintain contact with old friends.
- Acquire a new skill.
- To relieve stress, do something you enjoy.