CrazyMF Mental Health Awareness
If you're experiencing feelings of severe anxiety, depression or helplessness please know that You Are Not Alone. Trying to fight against those inner demons on a daily basis by yourself can be exhausting, but we don't want you to give in, we want you to know as a community we are here to help and support you through these trying times.
Are you suffering from Mental Health
Signs & Symptoms
- Changes in your sleeping pattern - Finding it difficult to fall asleep (Cant switch off, your mind is racing a million miles an hour)
- Your appetite changes - Eating less or not enough, Eating to much eg: Binge eating, Emotional eating, feeling sick in the stomach causing no appetite.
- Decline in personal care - showering less or not at all, lack of hygiene, not caring about your appearance.
- Mood changes — Changes in your emotions, Feeling depressed, Getting angry and snappy at people for little reason.
- Withdrawal — Not wanting to socialize (Feeling withdrawn) loss of interest in social activities that you've previously enjoyed doing such as sports, socializing with family and friends.
- Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought, or over thinking situations.
- Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch, wanting to avoid over stimulating situations or places.
- Loss of desire - to participate in activities inside or outside of the home, lack of intimacy with your partner or have trouble showing affection to loved ones or friends.
- Feeling Alone - Feeling that know one cares about you, feeling that you have no self worth and that there is no light at the end of your dark tunnel.
- Illogical thinking — Hearing voices in your head, suicidal thoughts, thinking about harming others or ones self.
- Nervousness — Feeling anxious and scared with outbursts of crying without reason.
"ITS NOT WEAK TO SPEAK"
If you or a person you know have some of the above symptoms or signs he/she or you should seek help or support.
What could cause a mental Illness
- Your genes and or a family history of depression.
- Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, especially if it happened through early childhood.
- Biological factors such as a chemical imbalances in the brain.
- A traumatic brain injury.
- A mother's exposure to virus or toxic chemicals while pregnant.
- Use of alcohol or recreational drugs.
- Having a serious medical condition like cancer.
- Having few friends, and feeling lonely or isolated.
- Going through Economic hardship (Loss of job or cant find work)
- A breakup, losing a loved one or friend.
As you can see from the above there are a lot of factors and situations that can lead to someone having mental health issues. Mental disorders are common. More than half of the worlds population will be diagnosed with one or more mental health problems at some stage in their life and It can affect anyone.
What are some of the types of Mental illness.
There are different types of Mental illnesses and levels of severity. Some of the main types are depression, personality disorders, anxiety, bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.