“Dr. Avinash Kaushik Shines Light on Mental Health: Your Well-being Matters!”
I am about to Debunk the myths about Mental Health. Raise The Awareness and Support to Stop the Stigma by Separating fact from fiction and myths.
Sadly, in early 2022 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that “the burden of mental health problems in India is rapidly rising, along with substance use disorders in the last decade. The age-adjusted suicide and self-harm rates worsened. That resulted in economic loss due to mental health conditions.
There are dispelling myths about mental health. It can help break the stigma and create a culture that encourages people of any age to seek support.
You Are Choosing To Be Depressed
Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including biological factors, such as genes, physical illness, injury, or brain chemistry, and Life experiences, such as trauma or a history.
If A Person Has A Mental Health Condition, It Means Person Has Low Intelligence.
Currently, 450 million people are experiencing such conditions. As the WHO explains, mental disorders are “among the leading causes of ill health and disability worldwide.” UNICEF points out that, just like physical health conditions, mental health conditions can impact anyone, and having high intelligence doesn’t make people less susceptible. Mental illness, like physical illness, can affect anyone regardless of intelligence, social class, or income level. It is our dilemma to consider it as a weakness.
Anxiety Is A Sign Of Weakness.
You are not alone, it is the most common type of mental disorder, affecting 6.8 million adults of the Indian population. This is no truer than saying that a broken leg is a sign of weakness. Anxiety disorders are illnesses, not signs of poor performance and character. Fighting a mental health condition takes a great deal of strength. Similarly, people with, for instance, anxiety, cannot “snap out of it” any more than someone with diabetes or psoriasis can immediately recover from their condition. To be very frank It’s a very common mental disorder and considering it as a weakness is not worth for you.
People With OCD Have Difficulty in Focusing.
People with OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) are just as productive as other People. When a student with these mental health problems receives effective compassion and treatment, it can result in increased productivity, Lower absenteeism, and Decreased disability. Further added, an old but persistent myth is that people with mental health issues cannot hold down a job or be useful members of the workforce. This is entirely false. Marie Curie was a Polish scientist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she did so twice. She suffered from a severe form of OCD, the same with Isaac Newton, and many more.
People with mental illnesses are “crazy.”
There are Individual or personal factors include A person’s biological makeup with Autonomy and independence. Sometimes Self-esteem and Capacity for growth define a personal way to approach a problem. Ability to find meaning in life. With his vast knowledge and compassionate approach, Dr. Kaushik has been at the forefront of destigmatizing mental health and raising awareness, suggest about its impact on overall well-being of human. There is no further reason than a person to be pin pointed in public.
Poor mental health is not a big issue for teenagers.
They just have mood swings caused by hormonal fluctuations and act out due to a desire for attention. Teenagers often have mood swings, but that does not mean that adolescents may not also struggle with their mental health. Fourteen per cent of the world’s adolescents experience mental-health problems, it is not related to any form of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Eating disorders only affect females
There is a stereotype that eating disorders are the domain of junk eating or wealthy females. However, they can affect anyone. Now India is facing total 5.3% of the entire population of the country, are likely to be prediabetic. Over eating and risk for cardiovascular disease directly proportional to each other. Severe form of mental illness can result in severe form of over eating (Bulimia nervosa), and fatalities in any gender.
Bad Parenting Causes Mental Conditions in Adolescents.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think! – Margaret Mead
Many factors including poverty, unemployment, and exposure to violence, migration, and other adverse circumstances and events influence the well-being and mental health of adolescents. Adolescents from loving, supporting homes can experience mental health difficulties, as can adolescent from homes where there may be care givers who need support to maintain an optimum environment for healthy adolescent development.