According to the various research studies conducted across the globe, people who are emotionally and mentally healthy have the ability to control their behaviour and emotions.
They also have the ability to manage and overcome life trials and challenges, recover from serious setbacks, build strong and healthy relationships with others.
If you want to have a sound mind, better life, purposeful and happy life, it is very much essential that you must be familiar with the risk factors that have the potential to compromise your emotional and mental health.
Here are my top 5 risk factors that can literally destroy your mental health.
#1. Family Detachment
If you had a poor attachment and connection to your primary caretaker in life or experienced; abused, confused, unsafe, isolated and lonely as a child or infant.
#2. Losing Someone Close
Having gone through a traumatic experience that involves hospitalization or war or sudden death of any family members or relative affects your mental health.
#3. Helplessness in Life
If you have witnessed something which has put you in a different state of mind as a person. Negative experiences and situations in life usually lead to a certain belief that makes you feel helpless.
This is considered a major risk factor affecting your emotional and mental health especially when the illness is chronic, isolates and disables you from the people you love and care for.
#5. Medication Side Effects
The medication you took to overcome any sickness or disease can lead to severe damage to the brain. Your thinking power, processing power gets decreased and because of that people lose interest in you because you are different from them. This is common with older people.
Many external and internal factors shape your emotional and mental health, it is never too late to change your psychological well being. Experts believe that these risk factors can be overcome with effective protective factors such as coping strategies, a healthy lifestyle and good relationships for managing stress, negative emotions and uncertainty like covid.
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For Your Success, Always!!
Dr Ashish Parnani
Founder & Principal Consultant
SkillUVA Learning Academy