Many people avoid getting help for depression or other mental health disorders due to embarrassment or an outdated fear of being stigmatized. Economic Status or Legal Status is important aspects determining the standing of a human being. Being a social animal, a man’s standing in the society is determined by many things, including his mentally stability. This is where Mental Health is critical to a person and much the same way how he would spend time in earning money, time also needs to be spent to tend to any rough edges in his mental health. Seeking assistance when necessary is increasingly understood in our society as a wise and mature decision. In spite of having an embarrassment of riches, he still continues to be alienated from the society. In fact, Howard Hughes cut himself off from everyone later in his life most likely due to untreated phobias and depression
The only possible reason I can see is that the individual suffers from a mental health disorder. This can include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc. Mental Health Disorders are caused due to a variety of reasons. An individual can experience a mental health disorder for the first time due to a tragic event, long term neglect or abuse, a genetic predisposition to depression, or even a brain disorder that is medical in nature. The results vary widely and may need a professional to help diagnose and treat, but the most common mental health issue is depression and is experienced by everyone at least once in their lifetime. Those with a genetic predisposition to depression or another affective disorder like bipolar disorder, will have multiple incidents and usually require some form of treatment. The consequences of untreated mental health disorders can be extremely damaging for an individual.
At every stage of depression, the individual continues to behave less like themselves. They become more sedentary, less social, thinking it difficult to think clearly and in extreme cases may develop paranoid ideas. In all these scenarios, society tends to keep away from these individuals when perhaps they need others most. Almost everyone will experience some form of mental health issue during their lifetime. It may be common depression, alcohol or substance abuse, relationship problems, posttraumatic stress.
Apart from the individual, the next sets of people who are impacted by this are the caregivers and the family members of the individual. Mental health therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and one’s family and social network play a big role in treating an individual suffering from a mental health disorder.Recognizing these issues early can speed up recovery as long as one takes steps to deal with their mental health like one would with their physical or financial health.
Mental Health cannot be compromised by any individual at any cost. One does not need to take drugs or medication to keep it fit and fine, but should be considered when prescribed by a professional as part of a treatment plan. Society has evolved to no longer stigmatize those who seek help and perhaps have come to respect their willingness to deal with these problems head on.