Globally, mental health issues still suffer the greatest shortchange in populations. This is irrespective of the spread of wealth in communities in different countries worldwide, people largely remain ignorant about mental health afflictions and whenever a case comes knocking, and the hushed belief is that it is the wrong door being knocked at by the disease most of the time. Trouble is, just like any other disease, progression can be rapid and when it gets down to the wire, everyone becomes perfectly messed up, meshed and mushed up all at once. The running round headless then begins with the sudden shocking realization that there is indeed a huge problem at hand, and that an urgent solution is called for, first to stem disease degradation, and then to strive for a lasting solution. The common setting out from a point of acute denial is certainly the Achilles heel in mental health treatment. Perhaps the difficulties stem from poor translation of the scope of mental illness by the experts for the prospective consumption of the general population.
If it may be broken down to what mental health experts consider in the realm of mental health diseases; any form of depression, autism spectrum, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and psychotic disorders and disruptive mood dysregulation are a part of the broader mental issues that are in common experience. Anxiety, insomnia and different forms of depression are also common contributors in the fray of mental illnesses. These certainly need not be considered as delimiters but a general expression of what is common out there in the suffering populations. Because of the great breadth of mental health afflictions it may not be easy for victims to self-diagnose, more so, because instances come in miniscule progressions that are not tangible and the actual realization of a problem opens out way too late.
Probably, the first and the best step is to become a brother’s keeper; making a mental note of changes of a family member’s aberrations in the ordinary. Having constant but open discussions about feelings and changes in the same would then be a wonderful follow up to affirm problem existence. Remember what they say, before you own up to your compelling issues, you have no issues to address. No amount of mental health treatment and medication will constructively help and the patient will be spiraling between medical experts hopelessly, long into the future. Lack of initial adequate compassion at home and poor patient prognosis management at the family level critically proves to be the bullet in the foot for situations that should be straight up solved successfully. It is important that families start early enough, long before there is a problem at home. Identifying the best and affordable treatment experts is paramount so that should there be an issue, a visit to the clinic would not be a first step but the final journey towards the absolute mental illness solution. There are so many mental health problems out there and the world needs not receive tragedies as perennial endgames.