May is the mental health awareness month.
What is mental health?
Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. It is all about how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Well, Citizen TV’s Lillian Muli is about to put a smile on the faces of those who suffer from Mental health disorder.
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She has urged anyone suffering from the disorder or anyone with a relative affected by this to contact her so that she can help them.
“People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work with you or sit in the same church pew. The two most common mental health conditions are:
Anxiety Disorders and Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar. There is a great misconception about the mentally ill. Many think these people are lazy or just making it up.
There is also the perception that these people are either crazy, possessed by demons, violent, out of control and unsafe. These are negative labels that have been attached due to the lack of awareness. If you or someone you know is struggling and may need help kindly share your story here or DM me and I will help you access professional services. Early intervention can help our Loved ones receive appropriate care. As a result, recovery is faster. #stopthestigma #mentalhealthawarenessmonth,” she shared on Instagram.
Already many have come out to speak about having people close to them suffering from mental disorder and their stories are touching. Here are some of the stories.
Lyne_nje: My mum is bipolar and its never easy I have been called all sorts of names with her sometimes I forget she is my mum I just want to fight with her then I remember it’s not her we have been in and out of the hospital but she has refused to take her medication it’s not easy being with them but the struggle of the disease is real. Am at a point I don’t know how to help her anymore.
Naomi_nyakio: Am a victim and have been under medication for more than ten years but thanks God so far there is a lot of improvement .the condition is horrible because you go through unimaginable pain. It’s hell.
Moraacynthia: Hi Lilian! My brother is bipolar and has as been in and out of the hospital sometimes he seems but again he goes back to it, its really disturbing we don’t know how to handle it anymore
Anyerielizabeth: I was thinking that I might fly today. Just to disprove all the things that you say. It doesn’t take a talent to be mean. Your words can crush things that are unseen
So please be careful with me, I’m sensitive
And I’d like to stay that way
@jewel (these lyrics always stayed with me since the ripe age of 16 when I first heard them) 🎶
I am sensitive or hypersensitive at times. There really is no in-between. Not gonna lie, its bothersome esp when it comes to dealing with people. but at the core, it’s me. It’s part of my splendor. #imsensitive #wannastaythiswayforever #jewel #hypersenstivity #gyspysoul #becarefulwithme #iacttough #mentalhealth #stopthestigma
DwayneJohnson: Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed. I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it. And oftentimes—it happens—you just feel like you’re alone. You feel like it’s only you. You’re in your bubble. And I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. It’ll be OK.’ So, I wish I knew that.” Do u wanna know more about mental health?
Last year, Lady Gaga opened up about her struggle with anxiety, depression, and PSTD and she said
“Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left.”