WHY YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH
We are running from morning till night, hustling to make our mark at our workplace. But have you ever paused, taken a look back, and reflected on how your mental health is getting affected in this hustle-bustle? Do you remember the last time you had that kind of laugh where your stomach started aching? If the answer is NO to these questions then it's high time you start looking after your mental health just the way you look after your physical health.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health discuss how a certain amount of stress is a normal part of daily life. However, there is a distinct line between long-term stress and short-term stress. Short-term stress can help people meet deadlines for various projects and work efficiently. This kind of stress does not hinder the mental and physical health of an individual, nor does it impact his/her relationships. On the other hand, long-term stress is fatal for one's well being. It develops a negative outlook towards life and the person loses interest in the day-to-day tasks of his life. This also has a great impact on the individual's physical health. In some cases, the body becomes too weak to do anything. The person also can get appetite abnormilities where they either feel like eating way too much or way too less resulting in weight gain or weight loss as the case may be.
It is important to detect the early signs of any mental health problems which include anxiety, depression, or other disorders. To get proper help, one needs to go to the root causes of the problem. This usually involves psychiatric medications and psychological therapy. Talking to the people you trust also greatly helps. Spreading awareness about the issue, listening to people who want to talk, and helping them to indulge in good activities are a few things that we can do as people for our friends and family.