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Mental Illness

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Mental illness is a growing problem in the US. Mental illness is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.

That means the ones suffering from mental diseases such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety don’t have the best mental health. Almost everyone has heard of these diseases, but they do not understand what’s underneath.

Some of these mental health problems are hormonal. Bipolar disorder and depression are common factors of chemical imbalances. Other times, it could be emotional trauma. Things from their past can cause problems later on in the future. People write off these diseases as not real problems because they can’t physically see the pain or the trauma beneath.

18.2 percent of adult Americans are taking treatment for mental illness. That is 42.5 million people in the US alone. Now think of how many people are dealing with that in the world. It could be your brother, your sister’s friend, your mother, your grandfather, your neighbour, your substitute teacher, or the person who bags your groceries. You don’t know who has these problems unless they tell you. And when they do tell you, make sure you treat them accordingly. Meaning to care for them as you would for someone with a broken leg. Don’t make them run or jump for you. Don’t break it again after it just healed.

Mental illness is an actual problem. Not just something to ignore. These diseases can affect people in different types of ways. From not feeling physically well like throwing up or having a emotional breakdown when faced with a challenge. Some veterans of the military suffer PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. When hearing sounds of fireworks, these past soldiers can go into horrible anxiety attacks. People with depression can feel empty with no willingness to do anything. Anxiety prone people can end up sobbing if put in negative charged situation. There’s not one way to have a mental disorder. And there’s not one way to treat it.

People can take medication such as prozac, one of the most common of the sort. People can also do physical exercise to help exert emotions into physical activity. Meditation and yoga also help anxiety ridden people with stress.

Mental illness and health is not a joke. Make sure to take care of yourself and others around you.

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  1. Anonymous on May 19th, 2016 10:34 am

    This had a very good message to all people with or without mental illnesses.

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