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What happens if you ignore your mental health and do not seek help?
Hazards of Ignoring Mental Health Problems
Mental health is a crucial aspect of the overall well being of a person. Mental illness if not treated on time could cause more severe health issues. Here are a few outcomes of ignoring a mental illness:
Deteriorating mental health problems
Mental health issues cannot be cured by just letting them be. More the illness is stretched and remains with you, it will be moredifficult to treat and get well.
Chronic pain and health issues
The mind manages stress through various methods. Lingering and serious mental illness could lead to body pain, tiredness, gastrointestinal distress, and more with no physical cause to the problem. Aches and pains become harmful to physical health. Chronic stress has been associated with a higher risk of strokes, heart attacks, and obesity. Though the mental illness is in the brain, it can affect your entire body.
Not so stable routine life
Mental illness can make it tough for a person to conduct the mundane activities of life. It can constrain your capability to sustain a job and mingle with other people. Getting out of the bed will be the most difficult thing if one is suffering from severe depression. Anxiety or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) could have a negative impact on communication skills. Monetary problems can add to the mix and make it even more difficult for a person to treat their condition.
Mental illness when not taken seriously can hamper your sense of judgment, a person could start believing that there is no way out. Most of the suicides have been sourced out to untreated mental illness.
In the world that moves with lightning speed, it is important to understand and acknowledge the value and welfare of the mind.