Mental ‘well-being’ is the most crucial asset a human-being
Apollo Health City Ms. Namita Singh, Consultant Neuropsychologist says –
Mental ‘well-being’ is the most crucial asset a human-being can be endowed with, intoday’s time and space. With life running on jet-mechanism with pressure of performance, information overload, changing social and emotional value systems, high expectations in
interpersonal and professional areas, many homo-sapiens are also falling apart. The reasons may be attributed to excessive stress, inappropriate choices for lifestyles, lack of coping skills and know-how strategies for adverse conditions and disasters.
It is imperative that we understand and acknowledge the need for mental well-being. As it is well known that the positive mind-body activity is a clear indicator to a suitable health status.
It is important to seek help and support from a well-qualified mental health professional for minor issues as phobias, anxiety and tension-headaches or major conditions as severe depression, suicide ideation/attempt, psychotic disorders, alcohol and drug abuse and many other mental illnesses. The stigma associated with seeking help for a mental disorder is still out, as is the lack of awareness on mental health issues. Many times people do not know that, they what the problem is in mental health context. An individual suffering from any
type of mental disorder does not suffer by himself/herself, the whole family bears the pain and trauma.
Life can take a turn for the better with clinically skilled Psychologists. Their expertise ranges from behaviour management-managing conflicts, negotiating and solving interpersonal problems, to providing intervention for helping individuals in recognizing and changing their maladaptive behaviour/s. Practicing psychologists are also trained to administer various tests that evaluate intellectual skills, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics and neuropsychological functioning.