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Why You Need To Prioritize Your Mental Health This Year

Why You Need To Prioritize Your Mental Health This Year

As the saying goes: There is no health without mental health. It is the most important component of health. Mental health is an important attribute in our lives. It should be talked about more, considering that it affects your relationships with others and yourself, your work and activities, and your social life. Many times, people have neglected their mental well-being because they have a belief that it'll never happen to them at all.


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Recent Study

Recent Study

However, according to the recent Singapore Mental Health Study, it shows that about one in seven people suffers from a mental disorder- be it the commonly known depression, Schizophrenia, OCD and etc. Another report from Mental Health America has stated that nearly 50 million American adults are experiencing a mental illness.


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Mental Health Issues Affect Children Too

Mental Health Issues Affect Children Too

In fact, what many wouldn't know is that Mental disorders affect children too. These mental health problems are often clinically diagnosable and can be a product of the interaction of genetics, and biological, psychological, and social factors.


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Biological Causes of Mental Illness

Biological Causes of Mental Illness

Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting they may be passed on from parents to children through genes. However, just because your mother or father may have a mental illness doesn't mean you will have it too. Other biological factors include defects or injury to certain areas of the brain and abnormal balance of chemicals such as Serotonin and Dopamine.


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Psychological Causes of Mental Illness

Psychological Causes of Mental Illness

Then some mental illnesses may be triggered by Psychological trauma that happened before. These could include emotional, physical, or even sexual abuse when the person was a child.


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Social Causes of Mental Illness

Social Causes of Mental Illness

Certain stressors such as the recent global crises in generations (the COVID-19 pandemic) have had significant and far-reaching effects on many people's mental health.

Countless people have lost their jobs and loved ones. Communities and families have become stressed and separated. Young people have been denied the opportunity to study and interact with others. Businesses have filed for bankruptcy. Millions of people have fallen below the poverty line. All these can trigger a disorder in a person who may be at risk for developing a mental illness.


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Exact Cause Unknown

Exact Cause Unknown

Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are not due to personal weakness or a character defect -- and recovery from a mental illness is not simply a matter of will and self-discipline.


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What You Can Do

What You Can Do

Hence, when you see someone who is talking to themselves, overly depressed, or making sure that their hands are cleaned by washing their hands for more than 10 minutes or so, please do not post them on social media and forums.


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Empathize With Them

Empathize With Them

Instead, empathize with them. Make the effort to know them better and do not shy away from them. You'll be surprised at how friendly they can be. The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else. In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than the general population.


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Let's End The Stigma Together

Let's End The Stigma Together

As the saying goes, "Stigma erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down". Let's end the stigma and change lives.

Remember that you are not alone in your struggles; if you need it, help is available.


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Also, if you are interested in topics of entrepreneurship, personal development, and mindset, consider checking my podcast "The Raygacy Show" where I get to pick the brains of the best entrepreneurs around the world such as Gary Vee and Grant Cardone.

Thank you all for your kind support! 


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As we all know people with mental health issues are on the rise ever since the pandemic hit us hard in 2020. Let's do our part to reduce and eliminate the stigma for our friends and loved ones who are suffering from this illness!


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