On World Suicide Prevention Day today, here is an overview of why it is important to take care of your emotional health.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Suicides have become very common, especially among young people. The reasons can be many including peer pressure, unemployment, harassment, failure, rejection, and so on and all these things take a toll on a person’s emotional health. Many turn to addiction while many cannot continue with their life and end it. On World Suicide Prevention Day today, here is an overview of why it is important to take care of your emotional health.
Hyperemotions and ups and downs are experienced by almost everyone every now and then. But if you have a strong mind, and solid family support or group of friends who can stand beside you during trying times, then you can endure the difficult times and move ahead. However, more often people are ashamed to share their secrets or problems because they do not want to be judged or do not have someone who is close enough to understand their problem without being judgemental.
That is why it is very important to keep a keen watch on your emotional health as well as that of the people who are close to you.
Whenever you are facing distress, anxiousness, and anxiety listen to what your heart is saying. If it wants you to slow down, take a step back from a certain activity or project, or is trying to warn you against some people or group, just listen to it. These first-time warnings are an indication that your mental health is under pressure and may succumb soon if not given due attention.
Ditto with people who are close to you. If you find that suddenly someone close to you has become less communicative or looks disturbed you must inquire, discuss, and help him come out of the anxiety. Discussions help to resolve problems and that automatically lifts mental pressure.
While it is common to go to a physician when you are not feeling well, most people do not even think of approaching a counsellor or psychiatrist when they are depressed or disturbed emotionally. That is where things go wrong as depression if unheeded for a long time can lead to suicidal traits in a person.
A counselor may not be able to solve your problems but he will certainly help you face the situation with a better mindset. So you should never hesitate to get help from mental health experts.