Though no concise definition exists, mental health is basically your attitude and approach to life. Mental illness impairs your ability to perform routine tasks, foster healthy relationships, or cope with anger or stress. By law, if you are aware of these circumstances, you also have a responsibility to try to get help for these people. What I want you to know is that you mental health is largely determined by what you put in your mind.
Health as a concept has been discussed since the 1700s, but at the time was perceived body and mind as separate from each other and health was seen as a state free from disease. Men also tend to focus more on physical problems and less on deeper emotional issues.
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder causes a person to repeat movements or actions, such as washing hands or checking that appliances are switched off, or that doors are locked, but they do it obsessively. Why do you need to know about the tsunami that killed thousands of people in another country, unless you actually have enough skill, supplies or money to actually help them?
Knowing that you are aware of the struggle they are having; knowing that you are willing to listen with an open mind; knowing that you are there to help if they need it-all goes a long way to resolving the frustration and dismay they may feel. These can be extracted fairly easily if a person is capable of understanding what’s going on, and set the intention to get rid of them.
The thing about what we might call the “negatively altered mental state” that makes it different from all other illness, and makes it so insidious, is that it cannot recognize itself. Researches show that men are struggling with being open about mental issues because men are less likely to seek help than women.