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 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.
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. More people would come forward if the stigma wasn’t there. Mental health issues need to come out of the shadows.
It shouldn’t matter who knows we’re struggling. But people 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.