Does talking about mental health make you mentally ill?
We talk about all the good things on our blogs or personal experiences that make us feel good. Does that mean we are always happy and never feel bad? We all know that it’s a vicious circle of life and both, good and bad, come in a full circle. Nobody is hidden from this but we avoid talking about our negative emotions on our blogs. These emotions are suppressed and closed in our diaries for only us to read. Why? Does talking about mental health make us mentally ill?
What is mental health?
Mental health involves all the emotions that your brain goes through even on daily basis. These emotions may be happy, sad, angry, fear or any emotion that affects you for a while. It can be from simply smiling while you watch the blue sky to feeling bad for actually nothing.
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Are you mentally ill?
This is a big taboo in our society that if you are talking about mental health then you are categorized as mentally ill. Actually, who’s there to title us better than ourselves? We all go through mental imbalance or disturbance in our daily life. There are all kinds of emotions to describe our mental health. They may be happy, sad, disgust and many more like
- You feel good because you baked the perfect cake and you feel proud and happy.
- If you miss your child’s online PTA meeting, you feel incompetent as a mother and sad for your child.
- Your peers appreciate your work and you sense pride within.
- Some days you are unable to finish your daily to-do list, you teach yourself wisdom but still, you feel as a failure at the end of the day.
Building the communication gap
The first step is always hard but it’s necessary to talk. We need people around in every situation. When I am happy, my happiness is incomplete unless I share it with my partner. Same way, when I am burdened with negative emotions, I need to talk to my mother and feel better. In every case, there’s a person involved in your life who shares all kinds of your emotions and make you feel good.
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That’s communication that helps you in every possible way and keeps your mental health sane.
So, did you talk to somebody today and felt better?
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