In this phase of  major COVID-19 Outbreak, we are currently witnessing the disturbance of society; we all are talking about our physical health, we are so conscious about it, we all know what to eat, how to take care of our bodies but when it is about MENTAL HEALTH, we are simply ignore that. This pandemic situation is badly affecting our lives in both the ways physically as well as mentally but still why we are only concerned about our physical health, right now no one is talking about the lifestyle, mindset and the most important “THE MENTAL HEATH” ? Approximately 1 in 5 adults in U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a given year. A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 7.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of mental disorder. Mental illnesses constitute one-sixth of all health-related disorders and India accounted for nearly 15% of the global mental, neurological and substance abuse disorder burden. Nearly 1 million people commit suicide every year. A study conducted by the World Health Organization in 2015 shows that one in five Indians suffer from depression in their lifetime, equivalent to 200 million people. Isn’t this the most upsetting thing to know, but you know what is more horrible is due to the stigma associated with mental illness, a lack of awareness, and limited access to professional help, only 10-12% of these sufferers will seek help.

SOCIAL STIGMA INVOLVES

This admission of the general public to their feelings towards people with mental illness again indicates the prevalent stigma in society. The statistic given below (image 12345) will surprise you and will make you think that how the society has became, we can only show sympathy, annoyance, and disgust toward them but will do nothing to protect them.

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Moreover no one wants to believe that they might be the sufferer of such illness, you know why?? Because we all relate mental illness to insanity but this is not true. According to WHO Mental health is “a state of well-being whereby individuals recognize their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to their communities”. A lot of parameters contribute mental illness such as Anxiety disorders, Behavioral and emotional disorders in children, Bipolar affective disorder, Depression Dissociation and dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Paranoia Post-traumatic stress disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia.

Disorder Share of global population with disorder (2017)

[difference across countries]

Number of people with the disorder (2017) Share of males:females with disorder (2017)
Any mental health disorder 10.7% 792 million 9.3% males
11.9% females
Depression 3.4%

[2-6%]

264 million 2.7% males

4.1% females

Anxiety disorders 3.8%

[2.5-7%]

284 million 2.8% males

4.7% females

Bipolar disorder 0.6%

[0.3-1.2%]

46 million 0.55% males

0.65% females

Eating disorders

(clinical anorexia & bulimia)

0.2%

[0.1-1%]

16 million 0.13% males

0.29% females

Schizophrenia 0.3%

[0.2-0.4%]

20 million 0.26% males

0.25% females

Any mental or substance use disorder 13%

[11-18%]

970 million 12.6% males

13.3% females

Alcohol use disorder 1.4%

[0.5-5%]

107 million 2% males

0.8% females

Drug use disorder (excluding alcohol) 0.9%

[0.4-3.5%]

71 million 1.3% males

0.6% females

 

And yes this is truth, which we all have to realize one day or another that it is not insanity. It is more than that. Now you’ll say at least this mental illness won’t take the life as physical illness does but lemme correct you here as well. About 17% of all people will self-harm during their lifetime. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Scary…… isn’t it??????

I would like to share a note from diary of person who was suffering from emotional distress and causing self harm to himself:

“I feel relieved and less anxious after I cut. The emotional pain slowly slips away into the physical pain.”

“It’s a way to have control over my body because I can’t control anything else in my life.”

“It expresses emotional pain or feelings that I’m unable to put into words.”

“I usually feel like I have a black hole in the pit of my stomach. At least if I feel pain it’s better than nothing.”

 

Experts say self-injury is often an emotional response, not a suicidal one, though suicide among self-injurers is a concern. The Canadian Mental Health Association describes it this way: “Usually they are not trying to end all feeling; they are trying to feel better. They feel pain on the outside, not the inside.”

Dr. Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behaviour in Adolescents and Young Adults, said in an interview that self-injury mainly seemed to function to “self-regulate feelings and help people cope with overwhelming negative emotions they have no other way to dispel.”[1]

Imagine the state of mind; one could have at that time. Imagine the emotional turmoil; such people have been going through and not for one day but every day. When it comes to the need to talk about our mental health, we seem to put all of the responsibility in the court of the person who is already struggling. Sure, nobody can read minds, and people can’t expect specific help without asking for it. But mental health problems can make it harder to talk and ask for help in the first place. The responsibility of reaching out for help has to be matched with our shared responsibility to look out for each other – to provide safe spaces to talk, to listen, and to offer caring responses.

I think the best way to deal with it is one should talk about it openly, one should discuss it, Rather than showing sympathy, Get yourself into their shoes,  you’ll feel how much it is difficult to cope up with such situation, it should be given the same importance and treated in a way that physical health treated.

And on the top of that love yourself, boost your self- esteem and believe that nothing is impossible , “IF YOU DESIRE IT, YOU’LL GET IT” . Trust your instincts, Believe on the power of positivity

Make your mental health priority and make the world better place to live in.

 

#MUMKIN_HAI

[1] Paradigm Malibu, The Growing Wave of Teenage Self-Injury, February,2013, Thrusday

BE THE ARTIST OF YOUR OWN LIFE.

I would justify this saying by sharing my own story where I moulded the ending according to my choice.

When I was 13 year old , I was running in the race of life, like I was never thankful for the things I had with me, at that time until I got to know that I had cyst in my brain. It was the biggest turning point of my life where I realized that …No!!!!!! What I am today is not actual me ,,Lyf has Everytime a different plan for you…..

I was shattered!!!!

I was numb!!!!!!!!!!

The only thing I had with me was MY NEVER GIVING UP ATTITUDE….

As I always believe in the saying “WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, ALWAYS MAKES YOU STRONGER”

I decided to get up and fight…

My actual fight was with no one else but me.

My actual battle was against my own life…..

And as soon as I decide to fight ,I won….today am healthy happy and most important thankful to this life..because I choose not to give up….

I draw this painting the way I wanted to …

I created this story, I wanted to….

” HAR ROZ ,GIR KAR BHI MUKKAMMAL KAHDE HAI!!!!!

AYE ZINDGI DEKH!!!!!! MERE HOSLE TUJHSE BHI BADE HAI!!!!”

Attitude is your identity

“Kya hoga , aur Kya nahi ,ye to waqt ki kokh mein hai!!!!!

PR Kya mumkin hai aur Kya nahi, ye bande Teri soch mein hai”

Before I start this , those who are reading this ,tell me how many of you are actually enjoying each and every second of your life. Do you have any big happiness knocking at your door….well let me tell you something , you are alive!!!!! And this is huge….this is something which should not be overlook…in current scenario,people are just running in race of life. Today our life is nothing but BIRTH- RACE – DEATH (MINUS) HAPPINESS coz we have a tendency to postpone our happiness. People with a wider perspective see beyond it…they always try to become better version of themselves. It’s all about a game of your positive attitude, it’s all about the madness and passion, craziness you carry!!!!!!!!! You all are aware about the story which am gonna share with you right now…there was a man ,playing his match…..on the very first day, he scored 40 runs and was not out. In the evening,he got a news that his father was no more!!! When nobody was expecting him to play on next day…he not only played the match,but also scored century and won the match…… He was none other than virat Kohli while playing his ranji match… This is the kind of energy and attitude which makes you different from others. You guys might have heard about DASHRAT MANJHI, THE SURVIVAL STORY OF GREAT SRK, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, DHIRUBHAI AMBANI and the list goes on…….. You know what is common among them???????? The answer lies in only one word “their positive attitude” . not everyone can channelise his/her anger to such level of craziness…not everyone can take such losses with this much of positivity , such people are not even in percentage, they are in numbers. Always remember “YOUR NAME IS JUST A NAME,,,,BUT YOUR ATTITUDE IS YOUR IDENTITY”…..

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR PERSPECTIVE,,,

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GAME OF YOUR VISION…