Mental health around the world seems to have a sigma in the way we as people view it.
So what is mental health?
That's a great question and I'm glad you asked. Here is what mental health.gov say's about it. "
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 behavior 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
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely." Do you know someone who has a mental illness? Are they getting help for it? Do people make fun of them? Look at this article - What do you think? Do you agree with the Dr.? Do you think it's funny?
" I've been to the ER for a panic attack before. It took over 2 hours to even get the dr in and I arrived by ambulance. Meanwhile the nurse made fun of my poofy hair (had just washed it and it was humid) and totally ignored all my complaints saying they couldn't do anything. Never again! I had a friend who went for panic attacks they thought s hgb e was crazy put her in an isolation room snd she couldn't get out. Nurses wouldn't respond either. I can't imagine the hell she went through. I know to everyone else, "it's just a panic attack and you'll be fine" but when you're personally dealing with one it seems like you are going crazy and will never be fine again."
We all need to stand up for people with mental illness - after all it could be you.