Human Nature and Mental Health Issues

Human being needs a positive state of mind in performing different tasks successfully in their daily routine works. Right from the birth of a child various factors can affect human mental health. All these factors are either present in the environment of a person or heredity determines it. No matter how much suitable the environment … Continue reading “Human Nature and Mental Health Issues”

Human being needs a positive state of mind in performing different tasks successfully in their daily routine works. Right from the birth of a child various factors can affect human mental health. All these factors are either present in the environment of a person or heredity determines it. No matter how much suitable the environment he surrounded; person’s heredity influence is sometimes above all. People get motivated and reinforce positively and negatively from every single moment of life.

As a social animal we cannot live without others and our mental and emotional health is determined by our society. Human social rules and goals differ from individual to individual depending on human seeking and adapting abilities and past experiences. Mental problems and emotional issues rise when we cannot cope up the situation, decision making and taking responsibilities looks hard. When we look deeper and closer to human thinking we realized that, problem start from frustration which is natural to everyone. When we feel that something is not acceptable for us, than we get frustrated and this frustration when remain, leads to other problems as well.

Simply when we cross the borderline of frustration than it doesn’t remain just frustration and move to other mental health issues, it mainly leads to anxiety and depress behavior. But the human mind during this difficult stage of problem solving; start resolving and making mind back to normal state. Situation gets critical when it becomes difficult for a person to manage it during the short period of time. More difficulties, more issues, unsuitable circumstances and little previous experience make the conditions more complicated.

Human being needs support from people to get the right results and also to get rid of bad state of mind. Complications arises more when the problem is not being discussed with other. But just discussion doesn’t give the right solutions and similarly all problems cannot be discussed again and again. Every problem has its own nature, value and importance for an individual in trouble.

It is always significant to consult a counselor or any experienced person who has good practice in handling same sort of situations. It is more suitable to consult any professional counselor with whom you can discuss the matters in more feasible manners. Counselor rule is to provide individual and group counseling with respect to the problem faced by the subject or a group. Counselor starts with establishing and building a confidence with the subject. When it is felt by counselor that it seems comfortable to move further than problems are dig out. Real problem identification demands a support not only from individual but also from his family, friends and his colleagues. Above all it needs to understand the situation from both parties and it is the subject who has to decide that which options are good and the most better for him.

How to Detect a Mental Health Issue

Mental Health Issues can manifest in a number of ways, but there are some signs and signals that can suggest whether someone may be suffering from a particular issue and might be in need of help. On their own, these signs do not necessarily signal anything of concern, but the presence of a number of them may suggest a problem.

Signs of mental health issues can be put into six categories.

• Thinking
• Feeling
• Social
• Functioning
• Problems at home
• Poor self-care

Problems with thinking include concentration, memory, the processing of information and problem solving. Experiencing trouble concentrating on or remembering things can often be one of the signs, as can fogginess in thought patterns and losing the ability to solve problems clearly. Problems with feeling can affect appetite, sleep, decision-making and guilt. In serious mental health issues, feelings can include mood swings and irrational onset of feelings such anger or excitement.

Social signs can include difficulty in relating to and getting on with others, awkwardness around others and verbal or physical aggression. Signs of problems with functioning include quitting tasks or jobs frequently, finding it hard to get along with others in a work situation and poor concentration.

Signs at home of possible mental illness may be the inability to carry out simple household chores, an inability to coexist with others in the household or not being able to keep up with housework. Signs of poor self-care show themselves in appearance, with sufferers not being able to keep up with care of appearance or cleanliness, not eating well or enough, not attending to administrative affairs such as bills or finances and paying little attention to physical health.

Mental health issues require proper diagnosis by a medical professional, but being able to recognize some of the signs that may detect an issue can be useful in seeking help for oneself or someone else. Protecting our mental health is just as important as protecting our physical health, and can be cured or drastically reduced with the correct therapy and guidance.

The Media and Health Issues

There are many important health issues that seem to always come to the forefront in our world of today. Diseases like cancer, AIDS and heart disease, health issues that most people are more concerned about. The other health issues are that cause a panic, like bird flu and mad cow disease. These health issues are rare, but they get so much media attention that people start to worry more about them then the health issues they should be worried about.

The media’s goal is to create a story that will get people watching. They do offer great information, but usually it is blown out of proportion.
The media plays a big role in the publics view of health issues. Unfortunately, the media is less concerned with people’s health then they may seem.

The media has a habit of turning a small issue not a big one. Bird flu is a good example. It never became as huge of a health issue as the media made it seem. They quoted medical professionals out of context often, making it look as though it was hitting the US. This type of media influence can be very bad.

When people focus more on what the media is saying about rare health issues they end up worrying and focusing on that particular issue. In the mean time they are forgetting to worry about the real health issues that offer a real threat towards them, like cancer or heart disease. The media may be helpful in many cases, but when it comes to health issues, people should take what the media has to say with a grain of salt and stick to discussing health issues with their doctor.