Answers to some questions about mental health

Answers to some questions about mental health
World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2020. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness and each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people living with mental illness can live better lives with dignity.

A few number of people know about mental health but they don't have proper knowledge. They have a lot of questions in mind about it.As like -
1. what is mental health?
2. How do i know if i have a mental health condition?
3. Are mental health conditions really medical problems? 
4. Does mental health treatment work?etc.

What is mental health? 

WHO's say,Mental health is defined as a state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential ,can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. 

How do I know if I have a mental health condition? 

Understanding what is considered normal mental health can be difficult. For example, when does nervousness become a phobia? When does "just feeling sad" become depression? A mental health professional can help you figure out whether you have a mental health condition. 

Are mental health condition really medical problems? 

Yes, mental health condition are medical problems and can have just as big an effect on your life as physical problems. Researchers know that the brains of people with mental health conditions often work differently from others. Some mental health conditions are related to higher or lower levels of certain brain chemicals. 

Does mental health treatment work? 

Yes, people can get better with treatment and other types of support. Different types of supports and treatment might work for different people. Try different types of treatment and support until you find what works for you. You may need to try different approaches at different times in life.

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year,  with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

Nipa Rani Saha
Nipa Rani Saha
Student, Department of Law
Jagannath University

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