Is mental illness and anxiety increasing? // Arooba Mumtaz

Is mental illness and anxiety increasing? // Arooba Mumtaz

The fact that we see most teenagers claiming and ranting about mental illness on social media platforms and other sites where they can reach out to the maximum audience, has pulled our generation a lot backward. Teens these days are trying to make it to the point, where they can get some attention. Where people who are actually suffering from mental illness have cornered themselves and are fighting with there own devils.

The huge set back of our society is, that we rarely fathom the possibilities and the signs, before claiming ourselves as mentally ill. And the people who actually suffer have no idea. So, here is a summed up definition of mental illness to enlighten each of us about it.

What is a mental illness?

Mental illness is referred to a huge set of issues, that are health-related. The issues that can affect your mood, thinking, way of behaving, and it is a lot more than just anxiety and depression. Although there is a larger number of people who suffer from anxiety and depression, maybe because we do not know what other mental disorders are there. The on-going stress and the issues you face frequently can become a cause of your mental illness. But that is not about it.

Here are a few symptoms of mental illness.

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Withdrawing to meet people personally or being active socially.
  • Stress
  • Low energy
  • Excess sleep or insomnia
  • Hallucinations and detachment from reality.
  • Trouble coping up with stress and daily work
  • Trouble adjusting between people
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Excessive anger

These are a few of the most common symptoms of mental illness. If you feel, you fit in the above symptoms, you should consult a psychiatrist.

Although the topic of mental illness is quite wide and can not be compiled in a few words. But the most important thing is that mental health is as important as any of your organ disorder or any other health problem. Do not neglect yourself just because you do not want to face people. Fight with it, make it your strength, be a better person.

If you feel the symptoms, talk to the people around you or make a visit to a  psychologist or a psychiatrist. Visiting mental health professionals to check up on your mental health is not a bad thing. We need to push that stigma out of our society together.

Is mental illness and anxiety increasing? // Arooba Mumtaz

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umang kumar
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umang kumar

Thank you for writing this

Kanza Zubair
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Kanza Zubair

Thats prefectly written. I agree to your point that the real ones who are suffering through a mental illness are completely ignored.