Mental health is the psychological state of someone who functions at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. To admit we deal with issues, or even recognise we have emotional issues is the hardest thing we will ever do.
It is very sad that in the 21st century, we still don’t talk about things and say how we feel. Instead we choose to ignore and isolate our feelings, in the hope those feelings will go away, without looking for outside help.
Dealing with mental health issues
There needs to be a shift in how people come to discuss and manage their feelings, with information being made more readily available, so there is less of a stigma surrounding mental health issues.
More people would come forward if the stigma surrounding mental health weren’t there. Mental health issues need to come out of the shadows and into the public arena, so that more people talk about the issues concerning them and how they feel.
When I went into counselling in my early 30’s, it wasn’t something you advertised. I personally wasn’t bothered who knew, but stigmas are still centred around mental health. Our perceptions of people dealing with mental health issues are completely outdated. We need to bring mental health issues back into the public arena and into the 21st century.
It needs to become less of an issue and more of a topic of conversation, so it’s something we don’t shy away from, but learn to deal with and talk about.