What is our mental health condition like today?Prime, fragile, or just we don’t bother and underestimate our mental health?Here’s the sign.
Maybe we are not always aware of thecondition of our mental health. Have a problem, stress, face it, find a solution, fix it,repeat. . Then we think we are okay, because we feel capable and strong. In fact, it is not impossible, deep in our hearts, there is emotional or psychological pressure that we ignore.
When we feel mentally not okay, we need to be honest to admit it(though sometimes it’s not easy) or need someone else to help us see our true condition. In fact, instead of caring, we often choose to be indifferent.
- There is a common perception that we need to be ‘tough’, ‘strong’ or ‘independent’. It keeps us from asking for help for fear of appearing weak. This stigma still often prevents us from being more concerned about mental health conditions.
- Lack of time or money. It’s a waste of time to go to a psychologist, your daily priorities are paying bills, household needs, school affairs and children’s needs, and other trivial things. Taking care of our own mental health is ultimately not a priority. Moreover, the cost is also not light, yes.
In fact, when our mentality is not perfect, other aspects of life can be affected. Relationships are disturbed, performance decreases, health is disturbed, sleep is not sound.
Here are nine signs that you’ve been underestimating your mental health for a long time. Come on, put a tick if you experience the following signs. Think of this as a self-evaluation.
1. Quick to worry or anger, and the level is stronger
According to Offner, continued impatience or irritability can mean that you’re not coping with something that’s bothering you. “Irritability can be a sign of depression or anxiety,” she says. In fact, if your mental health needs aren’t addressed for too long, you can experience
2. Sleeping badly
If you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, it means a yellow light. The reason is, there is a close relationship between mental health and sleep disorders according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), United States. Mental health problems can interfere with sleep; At the same time, sleep disturbances can also worsen the symptoms of mental disorders. So, look for ways to improve your sleep (even if you have to see a doctor). Because, this is the beginning to recover your mental.
3. Diet changes
There must be a reason why a person loses their appetite. Try checking again, whether it’s due to mental health problems or not. Because, anxiety and depression can interfere with appetite, you know.
4. Lazy to work
A toxic workplace can harm a person’s mental health. When you’re depressed and don’t care about your job anymore, it could be a sign of mental exhaustion. Eventually, you become lazy to work and productivity decreases.
Me-timedoesn’t mean you’re always alone. But when almost everything you choose to do on your own, withdraw from gatherings, friends and family, and feel more and more comfortable on your own, you need to be vigilant. You may not even be aware that you have a mental health disorder.
6. Sex drive is gone
Not in the mood to make love because you’re tired or for other reasons, it’s temporary if you’re mentally healthy. But when your sex drive suddenly disappears, or deviates drastically from personal norms, you may need to consult a psychologist to find out if there is an underlying mental health problem.
7. Loss of interest in things
Depression and anxiety can interfere with your daily life to the point where you no longer enjoy activities that you normally enjoy or care about. Do not underestimate this, yes!
8. Experiencing physical disorders
Physical health disorders that are often associated with mental health disorders include abdominal pain and headaches. Even though I sleep well, I don’t eat too late, but I still don’t feel physically fit. It could be that you have been underestimating the signs of mental health and not realizing that the stress level you are experiencing is greater than you can bear.Remember the Latin proverb: Mens sana in corpore sano? It’s not an empty term, you know
9. Difficulty concentrating
Even though the holidays, but still can not enjoy because it is difficult to consult. This can signal a decline in mental health according to NAMI. No need to wait until your work is interrupted to see a therapist.
If you feel some of these signs, don’t have to think twice about seeking help. Remember, seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign that we have an awareness of mental health. Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of Staying Sane In An Insane World says:“Anything that goes untreated will eventually get worse.” Come on, you can, come on.