If you’ve been consistently withdrawing from people and typical activities, displaying abnormal sleeping patterns, decreased energy and are having severe mood swings clubbed with feelings of confusion, helplessness and hopelessness; these might be indicators for a bigger problem. With mental illness being so prevalent worldwide it is important to recognize these early signs.
Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. It impacts how one thinks, feels and acts and affects our physical health.
Due to the stigma attached with mental health issues and there’s a fear of being labeled as “crazy” or “mad”, which is absolutely uncalled for. We are always faced with a dilemma on whether or not we should share our feelings with someone. It’s common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it’s always okay to ask for help, even if you’re not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem. One must seek help when the slightest of changes in behavior begins to bother them.
“Who do I turn to?” The thought often prevents us from addressing our issues. In case you’re not comfortable in talking with your trusted ones or your regular family doctor, there are various support services you can avail. I’d recommend you talk to a trained therapist or seek help from your community or workplace support services, because it is absolutely okay to seek help.
As we know it, mental and physical health is closely related. One impacts the other. Even though they are at risk, people often avoid getting tested for HIV, HIV treatment, HIV medications, HIV vaccine and generally avoid talking about it. As a result, due to lack of information, people tend to ignore the signs of HIV and hesitate in addressing the issues. Thus, a lot of our doubts remain unanswered, leading to constant worrying and thus, disturbed mental health.
With respect to HIV, Yes4Me is here to the rescue. It helps you assess your proneness to HIV and take an HIV test at the nearest HIV Center.
It also connects us with counselors that allow us to ask HIV questions online in complete anonymity. You don’t have to feel at lack of support at any stage. The counselors walk you through all of it, from early signs of HIV, to HIV testing and HIV medications.
Do not ignore any of your questions and do not worry as we’re there to lend a patient ear to all HIV related queries. Reach out now!