In a world where society frequently places a premium on presenting pleasure and winning, it is critical to recognise the importance of mental health and promote awareness about it. The slogan “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” symbolises the compassionate understanding required to accompany persons who may be hurting silently.
Many people battle inner demons that are frequently unseen to the outside world behind smiles and seemingly flawless lives. Stress, depression, loneliness, uncertainty, panic attack, anxious and other conditions are examples of mental health issues. Unfortunately, because to stigma and misunderstandings, persons facing these difficulties may be hesitant to seek care, resulting in a worsening of their situation.
We can battle misconceptions regarding the mental health, encourage empathy, and develop a more inclusive community by raising mental health awareness and delivering accurate information. Open conversations about mental health enable friends, family, and co-workers to actively listen, support, and help when required.
Many studies have found that implementing positive practises such as (mindfulness, resilience, growth mindset, gratitude, and savouring, among others) plays an important part in enhancing an individual’s mental health. Furthermore, by openly discussing mental health and sharing personal tragedies and how these beneficial practises aided them. It is critical to stress that having mental health problems is not a sign of weakness or failure, but rather a natural aspect of the human experience. Additionally, promoting beneficial behaviours through knowledge and awareness might help us feel better mentally. Furthermore, public campaigns, workshops, and resources can offer crucial tools and coping mechanisms to effectively manage mental health. We enable people to take control of their well-being by encouraging self-care routines, mindfulness exercises, and professional treatment.
In order to build an understanding and supportive society, it is critical to increase public knowledge of mental health issues. By embracing the saying “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” we promote empathy, encourage people to ask for help, and remove myths. Together, we can develop constructive habits that enhance mental health and let everyone live life to the fullest.
Shared by : Dr. Ruchi Gautam
Dr. Ruchi Gautam is the Chief Counsellor & Associate Professor of Psychology of Psychological Counselling Cell of Sharda University.