We’re all suffering in an uptight / chaotic world where everyone dies for money but money never keeps them “alive”.
Do you ever felt that, you’re alive? Do you think this this the life we suppose to live like? Worries of the past , burden of work or studies, fear of getting failed or losing again, anxiety and panicked experiences,the small headaches occuring every now and then, spending sleepless nights or being under pressure to get a good job.
These things may sound little sufferings, but they aren’t. These little things plays a great role in our lives. We bite off more than we can chew.
As per the above statement, mental health plays a vital role in everyone’s life at every single day we breathe. But the sad part is almost no one actually takes it prior as it should be. According to The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2001 that about 450 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder or brain condition, and that one in four people meet criteria at some point in their life. Many of the warning signs of suicide are also symptoms of depression.
” As you grow older, you will discover that you’re having two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”Maya Angelou
The reason why teens attracts to suicidal thoughts, is the changes that takes place physically and mentally in them during this phase, they might feel insecure, stressed, lonely and many other issues however the reason that lead them to suicide can be their mistreatment and the consequences of their family past, family problems, lack of self esteem, etc. However guardians should pay attention to their teens and help them with the problem they’re suffering.
Is Social media the “only” reason for depression in teen and adults?
Depression is cause by many different factors but social media ranks at 1st place. In several recent studies, teenage and young adult users who spend the most time on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms were shown to have a substantially (from 13 to 66 percent) higher rate of reported depression than those who spent the least time. For instance, you broke up your ex but scrolling through the social media would put you under the weather as “the post could bring back all the memories, of everything you’ve been through” Haha, but that’s true.
The second reason could be binge watching shows they can inspire harmful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours which might cause us to act in self-harming ways.
For example 13 reasons why a series begin in 2017 which was based on a novel by Jay Asher, which had portrayed suicide, drug use, contain the very graphic, disturbing, and even triggering scenes that wouldn’t look out of place in an exploitation movie. So much so that Netflix had to issue trigger warnings before the start of some episodes: The depiction of how Hannah kills herself is graphic, raw, and very messy. It’s shown in fantastic detail.
2. Stressed feelings
Someone who is stressed may feel worried, down, unable to concentrate or make decisions, irritable and angry Chronic stress increases the risk of developing depression and anxiety in some people. The precise mechanisms of how stress is linked to mental ill-health are being uncovered. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.
The reason for teen stress expectations and pressure to do well at school from parents and family. their social relationships with friends and boyfriends girlfriends and the personal issues extracurricular commitments. life challenges, such as leaving school or getting into tertiary studies or employment. According to a 2014 Stress Statics, 77 % of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress.
3.Bad Family / Family Divorce
Yeah It can get you down. An increasing body of research demonstrates that negative family relationships can cause stress, impact mental health and even cause physical symptoms. Research has demonstrated that non-supportive families can detract from someone’s mental health and or cause a mental illness to worsen. Critical parenting has been consistently associated with depression and, to a lesser extent, anxiety.
It is hypothesized that parents who criticise and minimise the child’s feelings, undermine the child’s emotion regulation and increase their sensitivity to emotional health problems such as anxiety and depression which I’ve already mention in one of earlier my blog post on Teen depression and Signs of bad parenting. A family divorce could impact as Adolescents may become less involved with school, responsibilities, and other activities. Grades will often drop and you may notice a marked increase in truancy. The teen may increase dangerous or self-abusive behavior such as binge drinking, using drugs, and sexual promiscuity. A common thread for the majority of divorces includes money problems Today, some 39 percent of marriages in the United States in ending in divorce. This data comes from the most recent census data.
How to overcome depression and take care of your mental being ?
“Stroms don’t lasts forever”
- Ignore your inner thoughts. You neither can change your past or predict your future, you’re having the present moment, live it. Things might be like “easier said than done” but be sure you’re gonna make this to.
- Have a set of healthy food but let me tell you that you can include chocolate or coffee in your diet as it has serotonin boosting qualities helps you to fight depression.
- Open up. Bottling your emotions and thoughts could change you in a violent person as well it can expand your depression and anxiety rate and other mental issues which could lead to self harming decisions. Talk with someone. They’re people who could listen you. Join a group of people who could have a real conversation with you. Write a journal / personal diary to penned your inner thoughts.
- That’s not an easy deal to think of something in the flesh, if we’re having our heads in our clouds. For teens, that’s necessary to focus on their DREAMS. Get yourself and include good habits in your schedule. Love yourself.
- Make sure you keep yourself in a beautiful and positive surroundings, as it can have an important effect on your mental health. Get out of your sad mind and explore the happy world.
- “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands” Well I’m not talking about nursery rhymes, but a little exercise with the balance of dance music could boost you to conquer the challenges you face.
Other mental disorders
1. Aneroxia Nervosa ( Eating disorder )
Depression or Anxiety is not the only illnesses that destructs the mental state but they’re are other disorders that are as undeniable as we’ve seen before.
It is An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.
Anorexia is characterised by a distorted body image, with an unwarranted fear of being overweight. A study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) reported the following eating disorder statistics: 5-10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease and 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years. Teen girls are most likely to face this illness ( 13+ to 19 ). 40% of models have been suffering some kind of eating disorders which can’t be ignored anymore.
People with eating disorders use food to deal with uncomfortable or painful emotions. Restricting food is used to feel in control. Overeating temporarily soothes sadness, anger, or loneliness.
2. Bipolar disorder ( Manic depression)
A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role. An estimated 2.8% of U.S. adults had bipolar disorder in the 2016. Past year prevalence of bipolar disorder among adults was similar for males (2.9%) and females (2.8%) Although bipolar disorder usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood, it can sometimes start in early childhood or as late as age 40 or 50.
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