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Coping With Mental Health: Causes & Solutions

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Mental health: we get to hear this term quite often these days. But, what do we mean by the same? It refers to the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of a person. It gives an impact on how we think, act, and feel which is further seen in our day to day behavior. Mental Health is a very vast term and is integral to living a healthy, happy & balanced life. According to the research of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), millions of people suffer from Mental Health issues in a year. Our mental health & well-being is also responsible for our decision-making processes, coping up with stress, how happily we live, and how we compare our lives to others.

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Importance Of Emotional/Mental Health

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Mental/Emotional Health or Emotional Strength is quite essential to lead a happy and healthy life because it is the most important part of our life. Emotions impact our thoughts, reactions, behaviors, and even decisions. Being healthy and emotionally fit improves our productivity, makes us more efficient & effective in activities like work or studies. It plays a very important role in maintaining our relationships and helps us to adapt to the changes. Our mind generally takes time and effort to deal with the changes. Emotional Strength helps us to deal with the same.

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Improving The Mental Health

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Being Mentally fit and healthy is most important to lead a life. If we are not mentally fit, we may have difficulties in performing regular daily tasks. In India, people often misunderstand the term ‘Mental Health’. If someone’s mental health is affected, people consider him as an insane or a mad person. But, that is not true. It is important to deal with it maturely and not to misunderstand. Dealing with the mental stamina is what is required. We can improve it by exercising regularly, taking healthy & balanced meals, etc. Apart from this, it is more important to open up to people who are close to you. Sharing your thoughts/feelings is very much important. This is because if you share your heart out, you feel relaxed and you may also get a piece of advice to work on the issue/problem. Rest, we can take a break from a normal scheduled life, remember the good things, and things we are grateful for. Getting a proper 8-hour of sleep at night at sleep is essential as it is helpful in boosting the emotional/mental health.

The Early Signs

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In today’s scenario, suffering with mental health problems is quite normal. We have a burden of many things and we carry many responsibilities on our shoulders. Sometimes, managing between the two becomes difficult. Thus, it is important to take care of the early signs of the same and take the precautionary measures accordingly. Let us see how can one check if he/she has such issues. Listed are some early symptoms. Experiencing one or more of the following should be taken seriously:

  • Eating too much or too less
  • Insomnia (sleeping too less) or Hypersomnia (sleeping too much)
  • Feeling lethargic in doing the regular tasks
  • Feeling low on energy
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Unexplained body pains/aches
  • Helplessness
  • Unusual feeling of confusion, anger, worry, etc.
  • Yelling or fighting with closed ones (family and friends)
  • Severe Mood Swings
  • Overthinking
  • Several persistent thoughts and memories
  • Hallucinations
  • Thoughts of harming oneself
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dizziness

Mental Health issues can impact people in different manners. It actually varies from person to person. One may not observe all the symptoms. Though some of them can be observed. These symptoms can directly or indirectly affect your personal life and relationships. Whenever you feel burdened by any of the above symptoms, you must reach out for help on an immediate basis.

Reasons

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There might be multiple reasons a person may suffer from mental health issues. In the 21st century, life has become so hectic that we hardly get time for ourselves. This makes us vulnerable and we start experiencing such symptoms. The current COVID-19 pandemic situation has forced us to stick to our homes and stay in isolation. Many people have lost their loved ones to this pandemic and many have lost their jobs too. This has caused a sense of Depression and Anxiety for the people all over the world. Those who are habitual of traveling, are stuck inside and thus they start feeling low. In the life cycle, you may experience mental health issues that could directly affect your mood and behavior.

Few reasons may include:

  • Workload
  • Biological factors (genes) / Family history of mental health issues
  • Betrayal
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Trauma
  • Stress about the career
  • Financial crisis
  • Unstable health
  • Loneliness
  • Failed relationships
  • Failure

Solutions

Connect with your closed ones (friends, family) 
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Reaching out to the ones you love provides a very strong emotional support. If we talk to someone about our hard feelings, we feel less burdened. A good listener can always help us solve our problems and give us ideas. Keeping things in one’s mind can harm us from inside and this may lead us to a state of Depression. Hence, sharing your feeling is the best way out. Also, diverting your mind can also be of great help. At any point, if you feel you are getting stressed/depressed; try diverting your mind immediately. Don’t ever let negative thoughts come into your mind. Always remember that being able to vocalize your feelings, thoughts, and issues can improve your mental health drastically.

Learn more about mental health and explore new things
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It is really important to stay updated and knowledgable about Mental Health. You can read different articles, blogs, watch videos, learn about Depression and it’s causes, etc. If you have a proper knowledge of the same, you would be able to cure yourself in a better way. Apart from this, one should always keep on exploring new things in order to keep the mind fresh and active. Start learning and doing different activities that keep you stay engaged and interest. One should always pursue the passion along with the profession.

Talk to a professional
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If you feel that your mental/emotional well-being is affecting you in a negative way, you must reach out for extra help/support. With the latest applications, you can reach out to doctors in any corner of the world. Talking to them will definitely help and the doctors make sure that the information is kept hidden. One can also see a Psychologist or Psychiatrist and get personalized support and solutions.

Take a proper diet
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A healthy meal is extremely important because whatever you eat, nurtures your body and brain. Serotonin, a brain chemical, has a calming effect on our mood. This can be obtained with an intake of Carbohydrates. Taking a Protein-rich diet keeps us alert. Fruits and vegetables are fully loaded with nutrients. These nutrients feed all the cells of our body, including the ones that affect mood-regulating brain chemicals. Research says that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps improve our mood and maintains brain function.

Keep your body in motion
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It is highly important to keep your body moving so it doesn’t become lethargic. Our body releases a lot of stress-busting & mood-boosting chemicals (Endorphins). These chemicals are released before and after the work out/exercise. Hence, exercising is a powerful remedy for stress-busting. If you are unable to manage time for a long gym workout, you can simply go for a morning/evening walk, climb the stairs instead of using the lift, and do meditation & yoga at home. These workout ideas will surely contribute to a stronger mental well-being.

Get Enough Sleep
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After working for the whole day, the body needs rest. Sleep resets our mind as well as our bodies. Our immune system is in a repair mode, and the brain rests and relaxes while we are asleep. An 8-hour sleep is a must to keep the body fit. Without this, the body system does not function in a way it should. Research shows that a lesser sleep may have a substantial effect on our mood. Insomnia (less sleep) may lead to several mental problems. One should go to bed at a fixed time every day. Practicing good sleep habits helps us stay fit.

Be Optimistic
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As they say, ‘Choose to be Optimistic, it feels better‘, one should always try to stay positive. Research says that a thought about oneself can have a commanding effect on one’s feelings. If we keep on thinking negative, the negative happens. When we look at ourselves and life negatively, we end up experiencing the same as the negativity affirms those thoughts. Instead, we must practice using good words that promote a feeling of positivity, self-worth, and personal power.

Be Grateful to what you have
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Gratitude is something that gives you immense pleasure. Practicing gratitude surely is connected to holistic health, well-being, and happiness. The best method to increase a feeling of gratitude is to pen down a daily list of the things you are thankful/grateful for. Usually, thinking about the best people, things, and moments in your life proves to be an effective method. Look for the things to be grateful for and bask in that feeling.

Sometimes, Take a step back
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Sometimes, it is okay to step a little back when things are out of control. In moments when things seem like too much, step away for some time. Forget about everything, take a step back, and start deep breathing exercises. WebMD says that stress goes away by closing your eyes and taking ten deep breaths. Sometimes, we even need to move away from some people. People who make us feel stressed or give a negative vibe should be eliminated from life.

Conclusion

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I can conclude by saying that we should learn more and more about maintaining a balanced mental health. One should discover several ways to take a steady approach to emotional wellness. Apart from this, issues like Depression should be studied and how it affects men and women. Mental health is important at each stage of life, i.e. from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. No matter what, we need to stay motivated and positive.

Even though you are a worrier, you are also a warrior!

A post-graduate in HR from the renowned Institute of Management Technology, she holds a 4 year experience in the same field. Being a passionate blogger/content writer too, she holds an expertise in writing on various subject matters.

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    Deergha

    27 June 2020 at 7:10 pm

    It has become a common problem nowadays.
    This article can be very useful to the people who are suffering.

    Well written 👌🏻👏🏻

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    Kartik Goyal

    27 June 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Very informative. Good work

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    Nikita

    27 June 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Very good and to the point🍾keep it up❤️

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      Charu

      27 June 2020 at 8:26 pm

      This is really good in the scenario where mental health is a common problem these days.
      Really felt good after reading this.

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    Nikita

    27 June 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Perfect article ❤️

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    Reetika

    27 June 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Grt..very informative and very well written.

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    Naman sapra

    27 June 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Very well written 👍👍👌…

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    Nikita

    27 June 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Very informative. Nice written

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    Lavanya

    27 June 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Considering today’s scenario, mental health is something people need to be more aware about. Very informative and very well written.

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    Ashana

    28 June 2020 at 5:05 am

    Great work.😊

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    Sonali

    30 July 2020 at 2:02 pm

    True.Mental health needs to be addressed because people in today’s world are struggling with it immensely. Well done.

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    Anushka Awasthi

    8 August 2020 at 1:12 am

    This was an important article ❤️

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Raising a child with special needs does not take a special family. It makes a special family!

Introduction

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God has made us all different. Every human is different in terms of their bodies, minds,
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physically, are beautiful. When a child is born, there are some traits and things that he/she
inherits whereas there are things that he/she develops over time.  There are times when due
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Mr. Shaibal Kumar Bhadauri

Mr. Shaibal Kumar Bhaduri (Director, FinOwlish) is one of the Best Financial Consultants in India. He holds 30+ Years of Experience in the Financial Market. He has a special child with a disability called Global Development Delay. This is an umbrella term used for children who are significantly delayed in their cognitive and physical development. It can be diagnosed when a child is delayed in one or more milestones, categorized into motor skills, speech, cognitive skills, and social/emotional development.

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Children With Disabilities

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Children with special needs, need special attention as well as special care. They may face the
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Bullying

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The society is still not too open and acceptable. Everyone seems to be in a race of being the best. If they see someone who is different and not as strong and privileged as them, they tend to make fun of them. These children may face difficulties in managing and matching the standards of other children. They get bullied for not being “normal.” This generally happens in schools or social gatherings, wherein the child is being bullied about “not being normal”. Bullying can create a lot of pressure on a child’s mind and fill them negativity. All this leads to self-doubt.

Negligence

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In our everyday life, we see how people, who are lower, in any aspect to us, are neglected. These children being special, are neglected by others. They are seen as weak and unfit to get involved in normal activities. They are considered as abnormal and all these things make these children more prone to isolation.

Inferiority Complex

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When these children see how every other child is carrying out different activities and they are just sitting, they feel inferior. When other children bully them, these children get drowned into self-doubt and start questioning why are they like that. This complex is very common and can prove to be very disturbing for them.

Lack of Self-control

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Self-control is something that we gain with time. These children, as we discussed above, are more prone to bullying and negligence; so they are more likely to lose control over their senses. This lack of control, at times, takes them on a way to be violent. This indeed puts more pressure on the parents.

Overflow or Deprivation of Emotions

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These children are more likely to lose control and so they are more emotionally vulnerable. At times, they may feel and express too much; while the other times, they turn cold-hearted. This puts a negative impact on their physical and mental development.

Challenges Faced By The Parents Of Such Children

The parents of children with disabilities need to give extra attention and provide their children with more care. They may face the following difficulties:

Financial Issues

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Raising a child is a very big and difficult task, and when the child is extra special, the challenges increase. There are several things on which a household spends. These children need special care, attention, and facilities to make them feel connected with the world. The special schools’ fees, medicines, treatments, counseling, and many other things require a lot of money.

Societal Pressure

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The society has not become very acceptable, and so they tend to talk about such children. They even say harsh words to their parents that fill them with negativity. At times, parents and guardians get disheartened and demotivated for being in such a situation. As a result, the parents think that maybe the child is a burden for them or is a black mark on their social status. This demotivates them and they are unable to do more things for their child.

Time Management

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Keeping the Children Happy

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To make these children feel secure, happy, and satisfied is very important so as to ensure their wellbeing. At times, parents get confused about what can be done and what would make the child happy. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for them to decide how they can make their child happy.

Conclusion

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Raising a special child is not easy, but it is not impossible also. Determination is required! The families with special kids are the blessed ones as taking care of someone is a good deed. It is a pressure for sure, but it is not bad luck. Every special child is different and every family is unique. Also, parents eventually find themselves adjusting their routines, aspirations, and expectations. Out of necessity, parents are more flexible, stubborn, compassionate, and resilient than other parents. To all the special parents out there, you can be sure of the fact that you’re not alone! Just feel comfortable and reach out for support, if needed.

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