Decoding Mental Health: What Is Mental Health really about?
When we talk about mental health, we’re delving into a world that is expansive and multifaceted, reflecting our emotional, psychological, and social dimensions. Our mental health becomes the lens through which we perceive our world, shaping our
thoughts, steering our feelings, and guiding our actions. It also serves as our compass during stormy days, helping us navigate stress, form connections with others, and make decisions. Throughout life’s journey, from the innocence of childhood to the wisdom of adulthood, mental health remains a pivotal factor!
Walking Alongside Me: My Mental Health Voyage
My path hasn’t been full of challenges, with my couple of share of mental health storms. From the depth of depression and triggers of social anxiety… to navigating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I kinda delt with it all. Mental Health issues may be good, may be bad… Its all about your view on the progess and journey… and if you let it consume you. There have been moments when I felt my world was crumbling, with loneliness and overwhelming vitality coexisting. There were days when the world seemed oblivious to my suffering. Yet, standing here today, I unfold my story to bring these often-misinterpreted conditions into the world from my perspective, offering you a beacon of hope, a reminder that you’re not alone.
Unveiling the Significance: Why Mental Health Matters
Grasping the intricacies of mental health is vital, given how it weaves itself into our daily existence. It forms the undercurrent of our thoughts, fuels our emotions, and orchestrates our behaviors. It’s the silent force that can impact our physical wellbeing, shape our relationships, and play a decisive role in our performance at work or school. The prevalence of mental health conditions might surprise you – one in five adults is living with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
Dispelling Shadows: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Health
Regrettably, the cloud of stigma hovering around mental health is thick. Fear and shame discourage many from voicing their struggles. But remember this – mental health conditions are not badges of disgrace. They do not symbolize weakness, nor do
they reflect a flaw in your character. They are simply threads woven into the complex tapestry of human life. The more we bring these issues into the open, the more we can dismantle the stigmas, creating a safer, more supportive space for those seeking help.
Mental Health on This Blog
On this blog, I share my personal experiences with mental health. I talk about the good days and the bad days. I share the strategies that have helped me cope and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I also share resources and information to help you
understand and manage your own mental health.
In one of my previous blog posts, “Full Guide on Anxiety – How to stop overthinking”, I wrote about my struggle with anxiety. I said:
This was a time when I was wishing to be able to NOT FEEL this certain type of feeling in certain situations. I wanted to feel normal. I wanted to feel so free and thoughtless like other people felt.
I also wrote:
This statement is true. BUT IT’S NOT THAT EASY. Anxiety is an unconfutable feeling. It makes us do things that make us insecure. Anxiety makes us selfish. I thought everything other people did, any reaction to something, was related to me; and that was something bad. I thought it was always about me!
In another blog post, “I cried today – I don’t cry: A short poem”, I expressed my feelings of loneliness and disapproval. I wrote:
These quotes from my previous blogs encapsulate my journey with mental health. It’s been a long and difficult road, but I’ve learned so much about myself and about life along the way. I hope that by sharing my experiences, I can help others who are going
through similar struggles. Remember, you’re not alone, and it’s okay to ask for help. Here are a few posts that you might find helpful:
Remember, it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s okay to talk about mental health. Because mental health matters. You matter. And you’re not alone.