April 27, 2021
Dear beautiful creations of planet earth,
Did you know this month is Mental Health Awareness Month? According to BBC.com, just about “one in four young women had a mental health illness”. Imagine feeling forlorn and feeling left out and feeling like no one will help you. You feel like your world is falling apart without anyone to support it. It’s important to learn about these mental illnesses before it’s too late. There has been an increase in depression, self-harm, behavioral issues, and more because of the implications of quarantine: not being able to go outside and communicate with people. Many people don’t think of an unbalanced mindset as a deliberate problem, but as a matter of fact, it is.
First and foremost, several people misunderstand brain illnesses, including myself. Teen and kids generally don’t perceive how these issues work; there are too many to distinguish and deal with. Some of the typical afflictions include Schizophrenia: a mental disorder with symptoms such as hallucinations and chaotic thinking; Bipolar: switching moods in a matter of seconds; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): obsessed to keep everything ‘perfect’ and overthinking. There’s an excessive amount of disorders to comprehend. People don’t know what it’s like when your brain goes haywire like a short-circuited computer.
Because of this, people that need assistance don’t know how to cope with their thoughts. This causes a risk of suicide. As reported by CDC.com, suicide is the tenth most common cause of mortality. One hundred thirty-two Americans have committed suicide. Suicide has increased for the past eleven years, and we need to terminate it. Countless amount of groups, such as The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention strive to save as many people as they can.
Consequently, mental disorders, like depression, are becoming more frequent. Each day, people get thoughts that overpower their minds. The aggregate of mental illnesses skyrocketed, especially for teens and young adults, during the pandemic. Since they can’t do any activities to keep their minds off from disturbing thoughts due to the coronavirus, their negative thoughts are more superior to the rest. It’s like pushing the beachball (disturbing thoughts) into the ocean (mind) and trying to make it sink and vanish, but it’s impossible.
To keep these innocent, young people from abusing themselves, we need to learn about all the diverse types of brain illnesses. We should create educational programs for future generations and their parents so they can comprehend how to not get themselves trapped in their minds. It’s time to put the brakes on this and focus on succoring the humans we’ve created instead of creating more. People are not recyclable; they’re living things with their unique mindset.
With all one’s genuine heart,