By Yvette Rodriguez, MA, LPC
It has only been a short time since the mental health stigma has begun changing. Even in today’s world some people still see mental illness as a people being crazy or too emotional.
People with mental health issues are often told “oh just get up dust yourself off and keep going.” “There is nothing wrong with you, it is in your head.”
Truth is, it is in their head, but not in the derogatory way it is intended. The brain is the computer of the body when it is not functioning properly neither does anything else. A healthy brain can help produce positive thoughts giving us the ability to navigate difficult circumstances.
Mental health is an illness and like any other illness one would seek help from a professional. In my opinion mental health is more important than your physical health. As the body’s computer, the brain controls every physical aspect of our body.
Many philosophical and religious belief systems across the spectrum identify the mind as the key or critical element to who we are and become. Buddha said “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” The Bible has something similar in Proverbs, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.”
Forget the stigma, do not be afraid to ask for help. Take care of your mental health.
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