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’s sad that in the 21st century, we still don’t openly talk about things and say how we feel. Instead we ignore and isolate our feelings, in the hope those feelings will go away, without us looking for outside help.
Dealing with mental health issues
There needs to be a shift in how people come to discuss their feelings, with information being made more readily accessible, so we lose the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
More people would come forward if the stigma wasn’t there. Mental health issues need to come out of the shadows, so that more people talk about the issues concerning them and how they feel.
We mustn’t be bothered who knows, but stigmas are still centred around mental health. Our perceptions of people dealing with mental health issues are still being stigmatised. We need to be open and honest about mental health and put the stigma behind us in 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.