Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health refers to the emotional, vocational, environmental, spiritual, intellectual, physiological and social well-being of an individual. It plays a vital role in how we see things, how we react to them, why we react to them, what we feel, why do we feel the way we feel, how we handle stress, why does stress occur, how often does it occur etc.


Mental health is an extremely important part of a person’s life. It deserves equal weightage and attention as physical well-being. A mentally unstable human being is likely to live for a shorter period than a physically unfit individual.

Problems relating to mental health and extremely prominent among young people. A few of the reasons include childhood abuse, trauma, neglect, social isolation, sleep-deprivation and discrimination among others.

Symptoms of mental instability are sometimes undiagnosable. They include anxiety, stress, depression, mood swings, overthinking, fickleness etc. These are generally considered to be a part of normal lives.

When these symptoms advance, they take the form of disorders and can become fatal to human life.

Mental health can significantly affect the physical well-being and capacity of a person. When a person suffers from depression, his or her diet is significantly affected, either the person starts consuming food in huge quantities or the individual stops consuming food. Both these situations harm the person. For those suffering from problems such as anxiety or stress, fluctuations are observed in the heart rate and blood pressure levels. These fluctuations can lead to complications such as heart diseases, strokes, neurological disorders or can induce a cardiac arrest. People suffering from mental health issues are likely to take a longer period to recover from physical diseases.

Similarly, physical health may also affect mental health. A person who has been suffering from a disease may become irritable and rude due to constant neglect. A person who too fat or too thin may go into depression because of his or her weight.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the mental health of the people. The cases of depression and anxiety severely increased. People who stayed alone had no one to talk to, it became difficult for them to survive without their families. Bereavement, loss of income induced mental health conditions among the people.

Meditation is an effective solution to mental disorders. It is said to help a person cope with his or her problems by calming the mind. Eating and sleeping on time is also considered to be extremely helpful. A balanced diet keeps a person physically healthy which increases the chances of a healthy mental state. Proper sleep schedules help to sustain healthy living.

The most prominent solution to mental health issues is communication. If a person can communicate or share his problems with another individual, the chances of curing the problems are increased. Thus, communication is vital.