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Why do we often neglect our mental health needs?

by Navya Naveli
Why do we often neglect our mental health needs

We claim to be advanced in everything but are we? Well, I don’t think so. A lot of people are reluctant to understand the basic things and are unable to address each other’s mental health needs. People still think mental issues are a sign of weakness and somehow is our own fault and that physical issues are way more legitimate than mental or emotional issues. But its high time that we stop thinking like that. Mental issues are as legitimate as physical issues. Seeking help doesn’t make you less of a human. Its absolutely normal. Simply talking about it will go a long way. In our fast-paced world, we always tend to seek quick, simple answers to complex problems. We look for connection with others by compulsively checking social media instead of reaching out to people in the real world. We prefer taking some pill rather talking and tackling the underlying issues. But people forget that humans have emotional needs and that they need company. We’re not meant to survive, let alone thrive, in isolation. We need to enjoy life and for that we need to have a good mental health. Phone calls and social networks have their place, but nothing can beat the stress-busting, mood-boosting power of quality face-to-face time with other people. But that’s something we ignore the most. What exactly makes us to do that? Life will be so much easier if we just talk. But the society has structured itself in such a way that we limit ourselves. We often think about ‘what will people think?’ But who are these people that we are neglecting our mental health for? What’s more important than taking care of yourself? What’s more important than being in peace? Not neglecting mental health is something we all need to work on. Its important to take steps to improve our mental health and take care of our emotional well-being. Neglecting it won’t let you stay in peace. It is a much bigger problem than people think it is. It will only make you suffer. Talk. Share. Discuss.





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