Mental health is just as important as physical health, today Time to Talk Day 2018 gives us the chance to spread that message and be more open about mental health.
Approx one in four people will experience a mental health problem this year, the issues of mental health can be as common and serious as those who suffer with a physical issue – yet the topic of mental health isn’t always as easy to talk about and so often goes unnoticed and untreated.
We need to change this, we need to recognise and support each other in this important health topic.
Let’s learn about some the mental health challenges people: (click on the link for more information on each)
Anxiety and panic attacks : Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all experience but becomes a mental health problem when someone finds they are feeling this way all or most of the time.
Bipolar disorder : Bipolar disorder is a diagnosis given to someone who experiences extreme periods of low (depressed) and high (manic) moods.
Depression : Depression is a diagnosis given to someone who is experiencing a low mood and who finds it hard or impossible to have fun or enjoy their lives.
Eating disorder : An eating disorder is a diagnosis given to someone who has unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviour about food and their body shape.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder : This is a mental health diagnosis given to someone who experiences obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.
Personality disorder : You might be described as having a ‘personality disorder’ if your personality traits cause regular, long-term problems in the way you cope with life.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) : A diagnosis given to people who develop a certain set of symptoms following a traumatic event.
Psychosis : A person experiencing psychosis perceives the world in a different way to those around them, including hallucinations, delusions or both.
Schizophrenia : A diagnosis given to people who experience symptoms of psychosis, alongside what are called ‘negative symptoms’.
Self-harm : When someone purposely hurts themselves, usually in order to cope with intense emotional distress.
Suicide feelings : When someone thinks about intentionally taking their own life.
Get involved in #timetotalk day today. Let’s talk about mental health, end the discrimination and assist those dealing with any of the above or other issues.