Understanding Mental Health Issues

Understanding Mental Health Issues



How would you​ feel when the​ whole world is​ crumbling down before you​ and the​ people whom you​ consider to​ show concern for you​ seem to​ be avoiding you​ or​ drifting away because of​ the​ unusual behavior you​ may have been exhibiting?
The feeling of​ depression becomes more intense and you​ will just continue to​ spiral down until you​ resort to​ drugs or​ suicide in​ order to​ put a​ stop to​ the​ unresolved feeling.
Sometimes,​ we look at​ people suffering from mental illness with disdain. We tend to​ be scared,​ as​ if​ the​ illness can contaminate us. We isolate,​ reject,​ or​ even ridicule a​ person with mental illness. Has it​ crossed your mind about how you​ would like to​ be treated if​ it​ happened to​ you?
Mental health issues can be caused by a​ lot of​ factors such biochemical imbalances in​ the​ brain,​ nutrient deficiencies,​ as​ well as​ toxins. it​ can also be genetics,​ inability to​ cope,​ poor social skills,​ or​ a​ reaction to​ a​ negative experience. the​ anxiety and depression being felt are signs of​ deeper psychological issues.
Psychiatrist Stanislav Grof used the​ term “Spiritual emergency” in​ describing the​ state of​ mental illness while psychiatrist Peter Breggin coined the​ term “psychospiritual overwhelm”. Both phrases take the​ mystery out of​ the​ diagnosis by describing a​ process. it​ connotes an​ experience,​ not a​ stigmatized label that can last a​ lifetime.
If psychosis is​ not a​ life-long condition but a​ temporary response similar to​ a​ runny nose when we have a​ cold,​ then there is​ something we can do to​ empower those people who are undergoing mental distress.
If we can learn to​ read the​ warning signs of​ an​ impending cold,​ then we can learn to​ interpret the​ deeper cause and meaning of​ psychological overwhelm. By taking time to​ explore our feelings instead of​ reacting to​ them,​ we can definitely make some headway.
There is​ nothing to​ be afraid of​ emotions. Feelings shouldn't be denied. There's a​ reason why such feelings or​ emotions exist. By deciphering them early on​ we have the​ chance to​ negate their snowballing effect.
The body and the​ mind will always try to​ find balance or​ regain equilibrium no matter how filled with emotion a​ person is. But often we need prodding to​ grapple with uncomfortable feelings,​ to​ get to​ their root. Deep emotion is​ not something we understand well in​ this society. it​ is​ reserved for poets and artists.
Parents of​ mentally ill patients often say that “she was too sensitive” or​ “he gets so emotional”,​ implying as​ if​ either of​ these qualities was a​ bad thing. However,​ the​ human mind thrives on​ rhythm,​ imagination and metaphors. the​ subconscious feeds on​ dreams to​ create,​ to​ solve problems,​ and to​ come to​ terms with what is​ in​ the​ waking world.
In order to​ unravel the​ meaning of​ your emotions,​ an​ extraordinary yet relatively simple process known as​ Tracking is​ developed by psychologist Dr Vern Woolf which makes use of​ the​ imagination and senses (sight,​ sound,​ colour,​ texture and smell) to​ understand the​ positive intent of​ uncomfortable feelings. it​ can be used to​ make decipher the​ “voices” heard in​ episodes of​ schizophrenia.
When we are feeling down,​ or​ we had a​ bad day,​ creative approaches,​ such as​ music,​ art,​ visualization or​ tracking can help channel emotion and the​ senses into a​ realm we can easily understand. Not only do they take the​ pressure off of​ a​ potentially explosive and disempowering personal experience,​ but they can also be used to​ discover our own uniqueness. They enable us to​ know ourselves in​ ways we never thought possible and ultimately,​ to​ make us stronger in​ what is​ often an​ alienating and stress-inducing world.




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