Are depression and anxiety worst than cancer?
Depression and Anxiety are normal these are the part of our life, situation and moment but if it become permanent then its makes our lives hell. Whenever we feel a physical pain we tend to rush to the nearest doctor for help. We would spend a lot of money and time curing ourselves but isn’t it equally important to take care of our mental health as well. A healthy body consists of a healthy mind. Now-a-days everyone is multi tasking in life whether it is oscillating between work and home or school and co-curricular activities. Nobody wants to take a break in life and anyone else go ahead of them and this very fight for being on top has lead to many mental health issues.
People often don’t understand the importance of good mental health. Just because it can’t be seen it is equally important for a person to understand that our body and mind work in sync and they both need break and self time. The most common mental issues are depression and anxiety. If not diagnosed and taken seriously they may take serious forms and may lead to self harm. A study says most of the suicide cases come from the age group of 15 to 29. This is because this is a crucial time period in one’s life from achieving highest marks, getting a good college to getting a well paid job to settling down with a family. Along with all these desires come great responsibilities leading to an increasing pressure of expectations over the head. Depression and anxiety are as common as cough and cold these days but the society has created a taboo that people deny with their own situations and even if they do know they don’t prefer going to a counselor. Depression is seen as a major problem but instead of diagnosing it we tend to hide it bottle up our feelings and the outburst results in major life changing or ending decisions.
Depression and Anxiety: ARE A PART OF CANCER
For comparing cancer with depression or anxiety there are various layers added to them which we need to understand. After acknowledging the fact that one is suffering from cancer we usually search for the best doctors to cure it as soon as possible. We would spend all our time and money because cancer is something which is a visible illness and hence is given more importance than depression or anxiety because just because it is not visible. But we often forget that depression and anxiety follow cancer and tend to rot the mental health of such patients. People suffering from mental health problems at times neglect the symptoms and avoid asking for help. They may feel who would like to spend money for such things or they might be shy to reach out. Depression can be prominently seen in school students as well due to increasing pressure of examinations and co-curricular. In such conditions they don’t have enough resources to reach out for professional help and self diagnose which again is a major problem because then they don’t really understand what depression is about and end up taking wrong medicines or overdoses.
Being sad because you didn’t perform well in class doesn’t make you’re a victim of depression. It’s important to clearly identify the issue and then deal with it. For cancer one would always prefer professional guidance because you don’t want to risk somebody’s life but then people need to understand that poor mental health causes a similar impact and yes it can be said that depression and anxiety are worst than cancer because it’s still difficult for people to understand the impact of good mental health. Studies have shown people with poor mental health visit the physician twice as compared to those with good mental health. A healthy mind affects the growth of the body. The need of the hour is to normalize the issues of depression and anxiety and educate people about them. Even as friends, family members and colleagues we should provide that space for people to seek help and not feel discomforted.
see: How to cure depression and anxiety.
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