Behind a Smile!
Why it’s important to know about Mental Health
Mental Health can affect people in many ways, from stress to disorders, and it’s important you know that if you have problems that are affecting your daily life, that you can talk to so many people.
Anxiety and Stress-
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, like a worry or a fear, maybe you’ll feel anxious because you’ve forgotten your homework, or maybe because you are about to do something you’re most afraid of. But either way, worrying about too much and keeping it bottled up inside can really affect your health and how you sleep.
Stress is kind of like anxiety, except it’s the bodies reaction, not the minds. Its what happens when you feel threatened or under pressure and can cause panic and trouble focusing or maybe feeling confident.
Depression includes changes of emotions and how you act, you may feel tearful, upset, agitated and all this leaves you feeling worthless, empty and hopeless.
Depression is seen as one of the most common reasons for suicide because it is an illness that affects your mental health. It is also seen as a mood disorder and can be one of the causes in ruined friendships and family problems.
While eating disorders are usually seen as an illness that most commonly affects teenage girls, it can also affect anyone, irrespective of there age, gender or race.
An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to yourself and food. It involves problems with how much you eat, and becoming obsessed with how you look and how much you weigh.
It is important to remember that how much you weigh and how you look should NOT affect how much you eat or how you treat yourself.
Insomnia is when you have the inability to fall or stay asleep. Lack of sleep can take effect your mood and how you feel. It is usually caused by stress, irregular sleep schedules, bad sleep habits, anxiety, depression, physical illness or pain.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-
OCD is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has obsessions, thoughts and/or compulsions that the feel an urge to repeat. It can be triggered from excessive fears that lead the person to want to resolve it as soon as possible.
E.g.- She or He may have the sudden fear of catching germs from doing something so then feels the need to wash she/he’s hands, sometimes a certain amount of times.
Addiction is a complex condition which causes the brain to need something specific, example: An addiction to food, drinking etc.