Borderline Personality Disorde...

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health issue manifest by continuous unsteadiness in moods, behaviour, functioning and self-image. These experiences frequently result in unstable relationships and impulsive action. An individual with BPD may meet extreme scenes of anger, misery, and uneasiness that may last from just a couple of hours to days. Borderline […]

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Substance Abuse Statistics

Substance abuse means to the harmful or unsafe use of psychoactive substances, including illicit drugs and alcohol. Psychoactive substance use can prompt to dependence disorder; a group of behavioural, physiological, cognitive phenomenon that create after frequent substance use and that normally incorporate a powerful urge to take the drug, challenges in controlling its use, holding […]

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Borderline Personality Disorde...

Borderline personality disorder or BPD is mostly known to occur among women and rarely seen in men. It is a disorder that characterizes high emotionality, sensitivity and unstable patterns of relationships. Men express BPD symptoms differently from women, this is one of the reasons it gets misunderstood. It has been suggested by studies that women […]

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Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance abuse disorder is when an individual engages in a harmful intake of a substance or drug, affecting various areas of life. Due to the substance abuse the individual fails to function effectively in their personal, professional and social areas of life. Identifying the symptoms at an early stage can enable a quicker recovery. Here […]

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Borderline Personality Disorde...

Do you have someone in your life who, most of the time, have terrible mood fluctuations, multiple unstable relationships, always feel empty and impulsive? Are these affecting their personal and professional life? You may consider seeking a professional opinion as these are primary symptoms of borderline personality disorder or BPD. Here are few questions that […]

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Tips for Helping People with Mental Disorders

mental-disorderDo you know anybody suffering from mental illnesses in your contacts? Or have you ever experienced somebody expressing the problems of mental disorder any time? If yes, you have an opportunity to help them recovered for a healthy life.As a matter fact, we all tend to have one or the other health related issues. So, when you happen to meet anybody suffering especially from mental disorders, the way you treat and react to him/her shouldn’t be abnormal.

Hope we all remember German wings Jetliner crash that occurred recently. The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, was suffering terribly from psychiatric problem that went unnoticed. Does anyone know? Ideally, he should only have suffered from the illness instead allowing it to make such an invaluable damage. Had he shared his mental illness with someone else, we would have had our loved ones among us today. Yes, it is the truth.

It is a well-accepted fact that one out of four persons suffers from psychiatric illness at any given point of life. It mayn’t be difficult to find out such person around you. The challenge you have here is in making people comfortable thereby enabling them share. Sometimes, you can experience people maintaining the secrecy of the illness, but you could read from their gestures.

It is important to give an utmost care to the mental health that can influence the overall health of a person. We promise that people with mental disorders can lead a meaningful life provided they undergo treatments with specialized mental counselors. The only answer to such a mental illness is STIGMA, which is massively useful. At the same time, the social and family support can’t be unquestionably denied. Below cited are few tips that you could do:

  • View mental illness as good as any other health issues.
  • Avoid tagging people with mental illness and address them with their names.
  • Try learning more about the illness to extend a helping hand to the needy.
  • Offer support and affection to people with mental illness, but don’t be sympathetic.
  • Encourage people with mental illness and their families.

Neha S Cadabam
Psychologist& Executive Director
Cadabam’s Group

 

 

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