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Why Mental Health is important?

The information you are going to get from this Article are:
1. What is Mental Health?
2. What is the importance of Mental Health?
3. What are Mental Illnesses?
4. Effect of Food on Mental Health.
5. Effect of Drugs on Mental Health.
6. Effect of Environment on Mental Health.
7. Effect of Unstable Relationship on Mental Health.

Mental Health

Mental health is a state in which a person can work, think and feel positive. It is a state of well-being and unrestricted of all kinds of anxiety and depression. It is an ability to enjoy life.


Mental health is very important because a mentally healthy person can easily cope with society, can make decisions, can work productively as compared to those who have some mental health issues. A mentally healthy person treats others in a good way, feels comfortable with other people, faces problems with patience and bravery. Mental health gives you inner peace (it is a peace of mind that helps to stay calm and prevent stress and depression), it increases the level of self-esteem (define as how you feel about yourself. Do you appreciate your personality or think that you have no value). Mental health has a great impact on your physical fitness. Those who suffer from mental health issues also have physical health problems. That’s why being mentally healthy is also very important for having a healthy body.

Mental Illness or Mental Disorder

This is a fact that we all face problems in our lives, they are part of our lives. Temporary mental health issues like anxiety and depression are common and bearable. Anyone who faces minor mental health issues can return to normal condition after a short period. That’s why short mental health problems are accepted but the main problem is a severe mental health problem or mental illness that is never be accepted because a person who is mentally ill finds it difficult to do anything or think properly. Mental illness has a great impact on the feeling, thinking, or working ability of a person. The name of serious mental illness is “borderline personality disorder”. Other mental illnesses include eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, insomnia, nervous breakdown, etc.

1. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

BPD is a serious condition that makes a person feel unstable and lose control over emotions, thinking, and behavior. The patient will always remain in self-doubt and it will be hard for him to manage any relationship. The symptoms of (BPD) are intense anger or happiness, unstable relationships, liability (weakness), unstable self-image (how one feels about one’s self), etc. If this condition is left untreated it will end up worsening. The patient may commit suicide or harm one’s self. The treatment of this disorder includes psychotherapy or medication.

2. Insomnia

This is a sleeping disorder in which a person finds it difficult to fall asleep or wake up too early and faces trouble in falling back to sleep, daytime drowsiness, difficulty in focusing, etc. This disorder is acute (short-term) as well as chronic (long-term). The causes are stress, depression, physical or mental pain, medication, drugs, sleep-related diseases, etc.

Effect of Food on Mental Health

We know that if we want to live a healthy life, then it is very important to take care of our mental health which is also highly affected by the food we eat.
Eating too much fast food and high-fat dairy products badly affects our mental health. Increase the level of stress and anxiety. A healthy diet plan has a positive effect on our brain. It increases its ability to think clearly and focus properly on what we are doing. Eating bananas improves sleep and regular intake of food. Avocado, yogurt, nuts, etc are also very good for mental health. Treatment includes managing a sleeping schedule, staying active, exercising regularly, finding a comfortable environment for sleep, avoiding taking drugs, etc.

Effect of Drugs on Mental Health

Most of the drugs are used for the cure and treatment of diseases. But the long-term use of drugs is very harmful. The excessive intake of drugs can make a person fall into depression and stress, have problems in maintaining relationships, it can result in violent behavior, excessive anger, other mental illnesses, memory problems, hallucination, etc. For example, the drug marijuana causes the condition called psychosis (losing contact with reality such as hallucination or delusion. 

Effect of Environment on Mental Health

The factors which affect mental health also include the environment in which a person is living. For example, if you are living in an area of extreme weather, that can be very hot or cold, it is having a great impact on your mental health because it’s very hard for a person to bear very high or low temperature which does not suit to one’s body. Natural disasters, pollution especially noise pollution has a great impact because it causes sleep deprivation and depression. Studies show that people living in polluted areas are more likely to get mentally and physically ill. This is because the human body is designed in a way that needs a healthy, clean, and peaceful environment to survive. 

Effect of Unstable Relationship on Mental Health

Having toxic relationships or treating someone badly also causes mental health issues. Let us take the example of a kid who wakes up watching his parents always fighting, such a youngster grew up having some mental health issues. One can’t cope with society, always feel fear from the surroundings, never trust anyone, never feel comfortable with other people. It’s a kind of mental abuse, mental torture which one gets from parents. It’s a big social issue which should get noticed by society. If we want our children to grow up confident, kind, and happy people, we’re ought to take care of the environment we are living in.

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