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What are the signs of mental health illnesses

Mental health illnesses

As a human, we are born into a world of turmoil, trouble, and challenges that can disturb our mental health or even our very existence. For us to get through all these issues with the right frame of mind, our mental health must be right. When an individual has a poor mental health, it causes them to live an unfulfilled and segregated life.

 Most individuals of the past and even now believe that a person with mental health illnesses is crazy and destructive and it is impossible for them to recover from the state they are in. Unfortunately, that's not true, this rhetoric was circulated by person's who lacks knowledge about mental health.

Mental health illness is the reduction of a person ability to function at their best because of the breakdown of their psychological well-being; this affects their mood, behavior, and thinking.
Mental illness can be linked to genetic (heredity), stress, infection, substance abuse, brain injuries, unhealthy diets, sexual abuse, neglect and more.

This psychological disorder affects both the person themselves and also people who are connected to them, like parents and siblings who gets traumatized by the event. Research has shown that over 25 percent of mental illnesses begins by age 14 and 75 percent begins by age 24.

8 signs that are used to detect mental health illnesses

1. Appetite lost- Mental illnesses cause an individual to lose all appetite for food, as soon as smell food, their stomach feels full.

2. Lack of interest in activities- individual's with mental illnesses lose all interest in regular activities such as caring for their children, socializing with other, etc especially keeping proper hygiene, like taking a shower.

3. Sleeping disorder- Most individuals find it hard to sleep well almost every night all because of depression and stress.

4. Hard to concentrate-  People with mental health illnesses can't concentrate on a specific task, it places them into a place of total confusion, even others around them finds it hard most times to understand their speech.

5. Dropping out- Person's who is mental ill always drop out of programs like school, work, groups plus they finds it hard to function normally.

6. Fearfull- Individual's with mental illnesses are always fearful and suspicious of everything within and outside of their circle. they believe that everybody is out to get them so, they protect themselves through isolation.

7. Moody- Person's with mental illnesses are very moody, one moment they behave normal, next minute they are ignorant.

8. Hallucination- Person with mental illnesses see's, hear, and feel things that no one else around them perceives, but to them, it is as real as it can get.

If you realize that several of these signs are affecting you or someone close to you, especially if it is accompanied with the thought of suicide, please seek professional assistance immediately to evaluate your mental health status.
Having mental health illness doesn't mean that you are going crazy or getting delusional, but it is a sign which indicates that your psychological well-being is under attack and is in need of special assistance to help with its recovery. So, don't be afraid to get help, remember without your mental health you won't achieve your life's goals.

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