Article by: Sroweta Kar, The North-Eastern Chronicle
Visual by: Kunal Kaustav Duwarah
Asking for help from someone is easy. But asking for help regarding mental health is somewhat people tend to hesitate. People need to understand that mental health is as important as physical health. They go side by side. The human body works by the signal sent by our brain. So, if that is unwell how can a body will work properly. Sound mind and sound body refer to a healthy individual.
When we talk about therapy for mental health, Counseling is the most common one and most prominent. Counseling can help people for a smooth living without any negative thoughts and solving the problem.
Here are the benefits of Mental Health Therapy which can be considered
Improved quality of life
We often see people because of the hectic life they lead where they need to manage many things at once, it creates stress, anxiety attacks, depression, and some psychological problems upon them. These problems weigh you down in your day-to-day life.
Consulting a specialist or going for a counseling session helps you to overcome such issues. It gives you the peace you need. You solve the problem with the help of someone who is always there to help you. Spending days free of such problems is always better than carrying them.
Improvement in family relationships
Family is the most important part of everybody’s life. When you are suffering from any mental health issue, u tend to create a gap between your family and yourself which in return makes a negative impact. You get alone and negative thoughts penetrate the mind.
Taking therapy will help you overcome the problem you are facing creating a strong bond with the family, understanding each other’s problems, and helping each other.
Communication is the key to solve every problem. Introvert people are often seen suffering from mental problems because they are unable to talk and are alone. When u communicate with someone you are engaging yourself in something you don’t think about anything else.
When you go for a counseling session, you create a comfortable atmosphere between you and your therapist. You talk about every little thing which you usually are unable to talk about with other people, this makes you feel lighter as you are having healthy communication with someone. It helps you to communicate outside after your therapy session. Now u feel confident.
Controlling drugs or alcohol problems
It is seen that people are attracted to drugs, alcohol when they are stressed, depressed and doing it regularly creates a habit of it. It not only harm you mentally but physically too.
In this situation, when you are addicted to such things it is always advised to see a specialist who can help you properly. Different types of counseling and methods are used to combat the habit which was created by you. At the end of therapy, you have not only overcome the drug issue but you also have good mental health.
Reducing risk for medical issues
When you suffer from mental illness, it affects your body too. Heart disease, ulcers, colities, and low immunity can be caused by untreated mental illness.
Treating mental illness by a professional at the right time is very important rather than ignoring it and creating greater problems not only for your mind but for your whole body.
People should be more cautious about mental illness as it is common and is treatable. It is not something to be shy about and thinking what people might think. Even if you feel you don’t have any issue but still going for counseling sessions and talking is relaxing it does not make you mentally ill. This is a healthy practice you are doing for yourself.