The past ten days have been challenging for many out there. The sudden demise of leading
Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, shook the entire nation, and it also created a strong
wave of Mental Health Awareness that won’t die soon.
In a country like India, Mental Health issues are often neglected. We fail to realize that every
mind is different; people react to life situations in their unique way. Mental health is a taboo
in this county, so instead of dealing with it, we tend to overlook and keep burying the issues
under a carpet.
What is the way out on may ask? Well, the first step is to understand what all mental health
issues exist so that we can identify them and deal with them accordingly. That is precisely
what we have done for you today. We have listed down a broad list of mental health
problems that exist today to help you out a little. We hope it helps. Take a look.
Anger is alright, but when it begins to harm us or those around us, it becomes a severe
threat because if it isn’t handled at the right time, it can lead to other mental health
A mental health disorder in which the patient suffers from constant sad mood, loss of
interest in any activity, low energy levels, uneven sleep cycle. Please note that sadness and
depression are different, a person can be sad for a couple of days, but if the symptoms
above persist for a long time, it is best to visit a professional.
A person dealing with anxiety is continuously worried about the future or sometimes even
the past. It is a constant feeling of threat, and many times people find it extremely hard to
control the negativity in their minds.
People with Bipolar disorder experience episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive
lows to manic highs. One moment they are in the best of moods; the other moment, they
are engulfed by sadness and the worst thing in that they have no control over it.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)/ Dysmorphophobia
In this condition, a person worries about a flaw or multiple flaws in their appearance or
something within them. Their internal or external weaknesses cause unrest, and they spend
many hours trying to fix them without any fruitful results.
Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
In this situation, a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories, or sense of
identity. It can be a natural response to trauma or deal with difficult life situations, but a
severe unexpressed emotion can result in a more significant impact later.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts, fears, or
obsessions that lead to compulsive behaviors.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
In this case, a person cannot recover and come back to their healthy lives thoroughly after
experiencing a traumatic event in their life.
Some new moms experience this mental health problem. They suffer from frequent mood
swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty in adjusting to their new role of a mother.
One of the toughest times for women in their 40s or 50s, this situation is often neglected in
India. Women go through many changes in their body which affects severe mood swings,
and they need the best possible help at this juncture of their lives.
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which people cannot reasonably interpret
reality. Their minds create stories in their heads, and they react according to that made-up
version. This health condition can be genetic also.
In paranoia, a person sufferers with an unrealistic distrust of others or a feeling of being
Phobia or fear of anything, when gets out of hand, is dangerous.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of these issues, please speak to a
professional. The more you’ll delay, the bigger the problem will become. Take charge and
take the first step of visiting a counselor, they will guide you in the right direction.