Mental illness is described as a wide range of emotional and mental health conditions which many people suffer at some point in their life. It can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Everyone feels stressed at times. You may feel worried, tense, upset, sad, and angry – or maybe a mixture of uncomfortable feelings. These feelings can be entirely normal, but sometimes stress can get too much and can even trigger a mental illness which can makes things worse in the long run.
It is important to get help if stress is getting too much or you are finding difficult to cope with your daily activities. Mental illness tends to make a person miserable and can lead to problems in their daily life, such as at work ,school or in relationships. In the majority of cases, mental health symptoms can be managed with a combination of medication and counselling.
When to get help?
Sometimes stress gets on top of you, especially when the situation causing the stress goes on and on and the problems just seem to keep building up. You can feel trapped, as if there is no way out and no solution to your problems. If you feel like this, it is important to get help.
Signs that stress is getting too much and that you should get help:
- You feel that stress is affecting your health.
- You feel so desperate that you think about stopping school, leaving work, running away or harming yourself.
- You feel low, sad, tearful, or feel that life is not worth living.
- Inability to concentrate, feeling tired
- Inability to enjoy things
- Mood swings
- Withdrawal from friends, family and activities
- Feelings of guilt and hopelessness.
- You lose your appetite and have difficulty sleep.
- You have worries, feelings and thoughts that you find difficult to share because you feel people won’t understand you or will think you are ‘weird’.
- You hear voices telling you to do things or making you behave strangely.
- You are using drugs or alcohol to block out stress
Here at King’s we understand the importance of both mental health and physical health. We provide a comprehensive care and bio psychosocial approach to treat various mental health issues.
Dr Parihar has 17 yrs of experience in managing various psychiatric disorders and she also specialises in Perinatal psychiatry. Her specialisms include:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Mental health issues during pregnancy
- Postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis
At King’s we have the following vision:
- Provide accessible mental healthcare services for all.
- Working towards prevention and early intervention of mental health problems.
- Fostering greater awareness, understanding and empathy for mental illness through community outreach.
- Increasing the presence of mental health services for pregnant and postnatal mothers