Mental health, what actually is it?
Well mental health can be summed up as a person’s condition regarding to their psychological and emotional well-being. But mental health goes a lot deeper than just the definition.
Mental health in teens has become a global problem and today I’m going to talk about one of the few struggles millions of teenagers face on a day to day basis.
Anxiety. I guess you could say the word ‘gets thrown around a lot’ but just like many other things anxiety comes in many different forms whether it’s as small as biting your nails to not being able to do the things you love. Anxiety can come in forms where it feels like it can corrupt your mind, that you can no longer bring yourself to do things. Sometimes it may come in the form of small fidgetings. But BOTH of these should be taken seriously. Anxiety is not something a person can just ‘brush under the carpet’ because you can never know how bad it can get. Sometimes anxiety can make you feel as if you are trapped in a bubble, isolated from society, it can make you believe if you are not careful enough the bubble will burst and you will be left out in the open, a target for society’s hatred. A bubble, a bubble of protection, but sometimes a bubble of hate that can make your thoughts twist and bend against you, corrupting your thoughts until you form into a perfect subject of society. Sometimes people may suggest talking about it, concerns and worries, but what many don’t understand is the tricks our minds play on us, the feeling of being annoying, or ‘attention seeking’ as many label anxiety today. Piles and piles of thoughts crowd in our minds, the neverending cautiousness, the overwhelming fear that one slip up could affect everything. So, how do you help people struggling with this? How do you help yourself? Well my first few tips would be, put your phone down, stop comparing yourself to others, listen to people when they may need a friend to lean on and find things that inspire you to take chances. Everyone has a breaking point, right? But how long until you reach yours?