World Mental Health Day — 10/10/22
You are Divine!
World Mental Health Day was observed on October 10, 1992, by the World Federation for Mental Health.
“Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority.” is the theme for 2022. It is high time mental health is a global priority.
At least one in eight people worldwide suffers from mental health issues during pre-pandemic, according to WHO. Post-pandemic, the number has gone up while we were focussed on responding to the physical impact of the pandemic. When will the other areas get equal attention — mental, emotional, and social impact?
The root cause… Not just due to the pandemic, though that is a big reason. Also several other reasons — jobs, inflation, the war in Ukraine, and many more. Sadly all man-made disasters!
10/10/22 — there is beauty in the number. We could have been living at 10/10 levels. But our narrow, selfish view of life has got us into all the world’s problems today! We can still move to a 10/10 consciousness. It will start with the intent. Then a lot of hard work, by one and all. We all are in this together.
Mental Health — Why the focus now?
Mental health includes physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feels, speak and act — Thought, word & deed. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others (emotional intelligence), and make healthy choices. Mental health is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood to old age. Perhaps more critical in old age?
What Are the Types of Mental Disorders? Not all are disorders, but some are perceived as “problems.”
- Anxiety Disorders — we are anxious about a lot of things. Our health, work, family, finance, environment, and travel.
- Mood Disorders — many of us are moody by nature. It becomes a disorder when it goes beyond simple fluctuations.
- Psychotic/Personality Disorders, Dementia — these are perhaps clinical disorders.
- Eating Disorders — most of our eating habits are in the realm of disorder. Junk food, gadgets while eating, lot of white sugar & salt.
- Autism, ADHD — these are perhaps not ‘disorders.’ But many consider so, sadly.
What causes these mental disorders?
- Your genes, DNA, and family history. A lot of it can be changed, as we believe in the power of the environment. (Dr. Bruce Lipton — Biology of Belief)
- Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, especially if they happen in childhood. Childhood abuse, trauma, or neglect.
- Biological factors such as chemical imbalances in the brain.
- A traumatic brain injury.
- A mother’s exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant.
- Social isolation or loneliness.
- Experiencing discrimination and stigma, including racism.
- Social disadvantage, poverty, or debt.
- Bereavement (losing someone close to you) — we lost many during the pandemic.
- Having a long-term physical health condition. We are so used to living life through medication — for BP and diabetes.
- Severe or long-term stress: ‘’If a player has passion, there will be no pressure.’’
What is the solution? What can we do about it? Here are some tips from @Anjana Subash — Healing Coach & yours truly:
Seek help, professional help. Help was always available. Talk to a coach. Overcome the stigma of getting help. With someone who can give you a safe, non-judgmental, empowering space. Don’t be influenced by the stigma of mental help. Don’t overdo treatment too. Simple solutions like a deep conversation with a coach or healer would often be sufficient.
What is your hobby? A hobby just for the sake of a hobby. Not to monetize or get anything else out of it. Something you can escape into…? (ignore the making money part below, the rest may be useful!)
We are human beings… let us connect with that state of Being. Divine Being.
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