Please Pay Attention to Your Mental Health—an Important Reminder.
Mental Health Matters—Just a Reminder.
Just when the entire World is finding ways and means to save precious lives—how would you feel, when you hear the news of some promising young boy or girl, ending their life, by committing suicide?
Yes, it’s shocking and frustrating to hear such unfortunate news.
Why, why at all?
What could have happened?
Why was there no sign, that she or he is going to take that extreme step?
Was she or he lonely?
Was she or he under mental stress or depression?
It’s hard to believe, that she or he was suffering from any of these situations.
We keep on hearing the multitalented, young boys or girls, students committing suicide. They look happy otherwise, successful, and what not?
So many questions do the rounds, and everyone tries to guess the answers.
But, a precious life is lost by then, forever, never to return.
How important it is, to seek an expert help, or a counsellor, before it’s too late?
How important it is, to talk to someone, and share, or confide with someone, so that the precious life is not lost?
If you know someone, who is suffering due to mental stress, encourage them to do the following activities.
- Talk to a counsellor or a therapist.
- Exercise or Physical activity or Yoga.
- Go Outdoors, meet people, socialise.
- Sleep well.
- Avoid addictions.
- Avoid self medication.
- Keep yourself busy in creative activities.
- Talk to your family, or friends.
- Be positive, take life easy.
- Acceptance of yourself, and your circumstances.
- Eat well, have a healthy lifestyle.
- Play some sport.
- Don’t dwell in the past. Everyday brings new hope, new opportunities.
- Have ambitions, but be realistic.
- Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
It’s Important to Share Your Worries With Someone Close.
- I am not a counsellor or a psychotherapist. But, I am a parent, and have been a teacher. Therefore, I understand that the mental health has to be given importance, from the very beginning.
- Make your children close to you. A combination of love, care, concern, discipline and strictness is important.
- We must inculcate the habit of sharing in our children, whether it’s their worries and anxieties, or their joys and achievements.
- It’s unfortunate to see, that the emotional connection is not found these days. I wouldn’t say, in all the relationships, but in many of them.
- We must give patient hearing to the children, teenagers and the young generations.
- It doesn’t matter, if solutions of the problems are not found. But, sharing the concerns with someone can ease the mental stress and the anxiety level.
- It’s essential to make the young people understand, that one doesn’t live only for himself/ herself. So many people, who love them, who care for them, will be affected, if something happens to them.
- From the very beginning, the children must be trained to handle pressures.
- Life comes with it’s package of success and failures. One should be able to remain composed in both the situations.
- Testing times do not last forever. The children should be trained to take lessons from the failures and move on.
- Problems, worries, failures are part of life. If good times do not last forever, even the adverse or difficult times do not last forever.
- It’s important to teach the young people, the importance of, ‘LIFE.’
- Life is the most precious gift, and problems are a part of life.
- If something adverse happens, that doesn’t mean—‘End the life.’
Mental illness, anxiety, depression is fatal. It can happen, and it does happen in this fast paced society. It can take a person to such a dark corner, that he or she feels alone and lonely.
And, ultimately they take the extreme step of ending their life.
We, as a society can help. Hear them, Help them, comfort them. So that, no more precious lives are lost.
Life is a gift, so beautiful and precious.
I am not concerned, whether this article is read by five people or five hundred people. But, even if it makes a positive difference to five people, it will satisfy me.
Make sure, that your loved ones are content and peaceful, and not suffering in any way. Physical illness can be seen, but mental illness can’t be seen.
But, it can be heard.
Make phone calls, video calls, somehow stay connected.
Keep track of your family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances—are they feeling well?
Knock on the door and talk to your neighbours, if you sense something is wrong.
Make sure, they are not suffering from some kind of mental illness, anxiety or depression.
You might save a life, by doing so.
Insights and depression, By Sadhguru. Source: YouTube
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan