Mental health has been considered a taboo in society to talk about and people having any of the mental disorders are treated as a deplorable person. The US is one of the countries where mental health issues have been long established stigmas, regardless of the fact that one-in-five US adult suffers from the mental health issue in their lifespan, and the people connected with them also get affected in this whole affair. It is one of the prominent reasons to raise mental health awareness, and it is our maturity to give assistance to patients who are suffering and trying to get healed from mental health conditions.
It is very important to understand that our mental health is as important as our physical health. It is necessary to make sure that our mind is fit and strong as much as we try to keep our bodies fit. However, most of us are clueless and not able to understand how to spread awareness about mental health conditions and how to identify who is experiencing it. We are listing down some of the importance of mental health awareness:
What can you do to help people suffering from mental illness?
People suffering from mental illness are as same as other people who are not suffering from a mental disorder and needs help and we should be the ones taking care of them. Here are certain persuasive ways how we can help such people:
Here are a few pieces of research by the “National Alliance on Mental Illness” which provides us with the statistics related to the people suffering from mental illness.
Millions of people in the U.S suffer from mental illness every year. It is vital to understand how common mental illness is so that the physical, social and financial impact can be analyzed. It is also important to be attentive about these numbers as it is a powerful tool for increasing public awareness, removing the stigmas and proponent for better health care.
Conclusion: Mental illness is a physical malady of the brain that causes disruption in thinking, way of acting, energy or feeling that makes it arduous to carry on with the standard demands of life. Mental health awareness is essential but what is more prominent is to actually act for people with such issues and seek help. Awareness is meaningless if there is no help available to them. Spreading awareness is just an initial stage it requires a lot of work towards it and we should be aware of that too.