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💔Relationship between Psychology and Mental Health – It doesn’t have to be Complicated 💔

Pyschology and Mental Health
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Have you ever thought about the relationship between psychology and mental health? Psychology has a long history of being a discipline that addresses the mind, but it’s only recently that mental health and psychology have started to intersect.

When we talk about mental health and psychology, it’s important to remember that this is not a new concept. We’ve been talking about our mental health since the 19th century—we just didn’t have the right words for it! But as we’ve discovered more about ourselves and learned how our minds work, we’ve come to realize that there are many ways that we can improve our mental well-being.

Psychology is a field devoted to understanding the workings of the human mind. It uses behavioral science techniques like observation and experimentation to gather information about people’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, values and behaviors (among other things). Psychologists try to understand how those things relate to one another and how they influence an individual’s mood or behavior.

In recent years, psychologists have begun looking at how these same factors affect someone’s mental health. They use this knowledge to help individuals who struggle with anxiety or depression or other forms of emotional distress.

The relationship between mental health and psychology is a complicated one. On the one hand, there are a handful of factors that can be used to predict who will develop mental health problems: being female, having a family history of mental illness, having a low income, and so on. On the other hand, what we actually mean by “mental health” is subjective and varies from person to person. And even when we look at things like “general mental well-being,” it’s not clear whether that metric should be applied universally or only within certain populations—like young people with learning disabilities or older adults looking for new hobbies.

So what does all this mean? Well, if you’re trying to figure out if someone has problems with their mental health, you have to take into account all sorts of different factors—and no one factor can be considered more important than any other.

The psychology of mental health is a very complex subject. There are many factors that can contribute to someone having a mental disorder, and even more that can be involved in the treatment of these disorders.

In order to understand how psychology relates to mental health, it is important to first understand what psychology is. Psychology is the study of behavior, thought, and emotion. It includes not only the scientific study of these things but also their biological basis. Psychology also encompasses the social application of these theories so that they can be applied in everyday life.

Understanding how certain psychological factors may cause someone’s mental health issues can help them get better faster while they are still able to receive treatment. Options such as counseling or medication therapy, which everyone may differ due to chemical makeup are not the same for each individual.

Mental health and psychology is an important topic that should be discussed in every home. Mental health is one of the most important things in life, and it is important that you are aware of your own mental state. If you are having trouble with your mental health, then you should seek help from a professional.

Mental health can be defined as “the state of someone’s mind or emotions, especially when they are functioning well rather than being mentally unwell”. It can also include the ability to think clearly, process information and make decisions.

Mental health issues can affect anyone at any age, race or gender. There are many different types of mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In order to prevent these issues from occurring in the future it is important that families understand what these issues mean and how they affect people around them through their actions and words spoken aloud.”

The relationship between mental health and psychology is an interesting one, because they are both so closely related. The two fields are both concerned with the study of human behavior, but they have different goals. Psychology is focused on understanding what drives people to act in certain ways, while mental health is focused on helping people who are experiencing problems deal with those issues.

While both fields are important, it’s important to remember that there isn’t a one-to-one relationship between mental health and psychology. Some psychologists may specialize in treating mental illness, but others do not work directly with clients suffering from these conditions.

Mental health is a state of well-being, in which an individual realizes his or her own capabilities and seeks to use them for personal fulfillment. Mental health problems are diagnosed when an individual has either a clinically diagnosable mental disorder or symptoms that cause significant impairment in various life activities.

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychologists try to understand the mind and behavior by studying both the individual and their environment, using scientific methods such as observation, experimentation, and measurement. A psychologist’s job may include researching human behavior at work or at home, designing programs to help people change their behavior, training professionals in how to treat or manage people with psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety attacks, designing programs to help children learn new skills (such as reading), testing new drugs that treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or working with animals (such as dolphins) to learn more about human emotions and behavior.

Understanding that psychology is the way of thinking. Mental health is the state of mind and well- being. The ability to connect the two are fundamentals of mental health. Finding the connection can be interesting. Psychology and mental health share fascinating facts and knowledge.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember. Everyday Minds Matter – Della💞

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🌨️Weathered

 

“Weathered”

 

Large snowflakes fell, leaving conditions dangerous and unpredictable.  Harsh temperatures stung across those faces who challenged travel. Invisible to the eye, frozen or numbness, warned – burning sensation discolored red tint covering the exposed skin – .  Darkness revealed by a rare street light or local plow truck on occasion.  

 A middle age man, stiff, weakened, heavy footed- stumbled to the snow covered pavement.  Weighed down by heavy damp clothes, the only warmth, the man had available.  Conditions caused numbness of hypothermia, added confusion-weaken, unstable; held a weathered look to the man.  A bitter pain; ached through the bones on a stable structured frame. Drips of snow latched to the hairs of an frozen mustache.  Determined, to find warmth through the cold, damp to wet clothing, bitterness-  bright headlights stared the eyes, who’s vision overlapped. A young voice called out, as the truck engine silenced the voice. The man tried to move quickly perhaps but lacked motion.. Response slow to flow, a hand signal to motion – delayed by impaired mobility.  Not a word could be muttered, not an eye could blink. A man who lost direction and time – clearly lost.  Mile after mile of fighting bitter cold weather was unknown.. Fragile – defeated, crippled the once-such strong physic man.  Suddenly falling to the snow, unconscious, surrender to defeat.   

A young women hollered and screamed, watching the man collapse before her.  Driving to rescue the man seemed like eternity, slippery conditions reduced time to reach the man.  Unsure of health conditions or how to get him into the truck- was heart wrenching.  Approaching the man, without hesitation. – “Are you okay, sir”? No response after three times. Tears began to freeze on her face, crying with fear in the worst.   She could not budge the weight to assist helping him in the truck.  “Sir, I’m Kaylee, I need you to help me help you”. Begging and pleading, desperately needing a miracle. In the bitter whist of air, somehow the man began to move.  Assisting with guidance, weathered – fragile, Kaylee positioned the seat resting to accommodate the man.  Unable to call for help,  Kaylee hoped the heat would warm them, as they drove off to the local hospital.  No exchanged conversation- or attempt. Scared for what could be, Kaylee continued to pray and seeking answers in her own thoughts.

Arriving at the hospital, through the glass rotating doors, Kaylee began to call out to medical staff.  “please help me, please”!  Unconscious the man was in poor conditions – medical staff began to question Kaylee about the so called “weathered” man – no identity, no information on his presence.  Kaylee hoped to recall the location she discovered the man. With possible hope to give clues to unanswered questions.  A man who could not speak, had no wallet or belongings.  Only a body and faced conditioned – “weathered”. 

Dr. Frank was the first physician to begin medical procedures to ensure safety and health concerns of a “weathered” man.  Dr. Frank examined the man cautious to speak with no name or identity, “shall we offer a name for this man, William Weathered”?  Please by medical staff, for security and medical purposes William Weathered had a temporary identity.

Hours later, hospital staff began to questioning the search for relation that could identify William.  To start the process security would have to be on guard around the clock.  Everyone prayed for answers as the word spread quickly about an unidentified man known as William Weathered.

News reporters and community members flooded the lobby and outside streets of the hospital.  No information was provided for security reasons other than a possible location Kaylee provided.  As William remained unconscious, Kaylee  visit the man she was able to help, daily.  Dr. Frank would give Kaylee medical updates.  William had stayed in the coma unconscious for several days. 

Day after day no response Dr. Frank proceeded to further examine William. His health was remarkable considering his state on arrival. Hypothermia must have cause a stroke that induced a coma. Dr. Frank had wondered if he could have been a traveler or from out of town. Not one person had any information that could help find relation to William.  Kaylee would sit for hours talking to William, reading reports of people who were lost or missing out loud to William.  Local  members found it unusual for Kaylee to spend so much time tending to an unknown stranger. 

Kaylee told staff members everyday is Williams birthday.  A celebration of his life since it’s unknown. Decorating the room, buying gifts and conversation with William, made a 32 year old women feel hope he could wake one day. 

Even doctor Frank had other specialist try to better understand how severe hypothermia, well William was a miracle to be alive.  Trying to piece the puzzle, Dr. Frank told Kaylee there isn’t any answers.  A man who has lived weeks, and months with hypothermia is rare. Afraid of Kaylee being disappointed for days to come, he advised her to take time away from visiting.  Tear filled eyes, Kaylee was discouraged and pleased to visit William daily.   Her heart was full, dedicated and determined for William to recover one day. 

As the days passed Kaylee read stories as she researched possible cases of missing person reports.  It had be 18 weeks and not one person came to identify William. No phone calls or even person questing his identity. 

A nurse came in the room, watching as Kaylee routinely made sure William was well tended to.  “Hey Kaylee”, the nurse said.  Turning to the nurse, she noticed Kaylee in tears.  “Oh dear, what’s  the matter”?  Sobbing with words unclear, Kaylee said “ this could be my father”.

The nurse confused, Kaylee continued.

My grandmother took care of me, while my father worked on big aircraft.  Most days he would work long hours so he would just stay at the job. Later as I was older I understand he was overseas or far away with work. My father was a military man of many years. I was 10, when my father stopped calling. My grandmother said he must be really busy, she was sure he would call very soon.  I missed hearing his voice, I really missed him everyday.  My mother ran off when I was a baby, so my grandmother did her best to raise me..   Now my grandmother is much older on occasion we talk about my father. Grandma always holds that little piece of hope, that he will call one day.  She says he should call one more time before she leaves this earth.  Maybe she has taught me to hold on over all these years.  William reminded me of my father, if he had got lost or hurt I pray someone showed up just in time. 

Listening to Kaylee’s heartfelt story. The nurse asked Kaylee if her grandmother knows about William and what’s her thoughts?  Kaylee smiled and says, if grandma heard his voice she would know if he’s my father.. 

Tears continued to fall as they continued conversation.  William laid peacefully as he did while Kaylee talked regular.  

Kaylee went to the bedside, placed her hands on the hand of Williams.  She said, William you are my hope as a young women that my father is out there in this world looking for me and grandma.  “please William say something”.  As grandma would know you were her son or not.  Kaylee felt Williams hand begin to warm, unaware of just a notion of hope. The nurse said his vitals increased and his heart rate elevated.   Dr. Frank was called immediately to examine the cause.  Abruptly questioning what occurred. Explained conversation, Dr. Frank said it’s common for theses cases where nervous tend to spasm.  Kaylee felt discouraged as the doctor expressed his opinion.  Not wanting to leave, Kaylee went home for the evening.

Kaylee had some errands to run before visiting William so she was off routine this once.  Arriving to the room, Williams room was empty. Kaylee screamed and started to feel a panic attacks rising.  Someone help me, where is he? No one called me, it’s not fair, Kaylee continued.   Everyone was silent not a word, no answers or information.  Kaylee began to call for Dr. Frank, nurses seemed unresponsive.

Tell me why isn’t anyone communicating with me? I have spent 8 months with William, tell me something. Heartbroken- Kaylee made a call to grandma. He’s not here, grandma.  Not one person will talk to me. What is happening?  Screams continued as Kaylee begged for answers.  Medical staff run to grab Kaylee and tie her down.  The madness continued as Kaylee plead to know where William was take to.

 Dr. Swak held Kaylee’s  arm while injecting her with Lithium.  Give her 10 minutes and she will be fine.  A women arrived asking for Kaylee’s room, insisting it was urgent.  Nurses informed the women Kaylee was being seen by the doctor, she could see Kaylee in 20 minutes.  Cried and screamed continued from Kaylee leaving staff silenced.  The women sat patiently as directed waiting to see Kaylee. 

Time for you to see Kaylee a nurse spoke.  Arriving to the room Kaylee was exhausted from another day of mental madness.  “ Hey honey, it’s mom”.  The women spoke for sometime, Kaylee starred with glazed eyes, half placed in the bed strapped down.  Kaylee when will you give up?  You will not be able to come home if you continue this non sense. 

The night nurse peaked in the door, how is she,? asked the nurse.  A few more hours and she should come too.  Every lithium shot takes her out for awhile, but it shall pass.  If she can only except the truth he’s to coming home, these days would fade.  I guess being a little girl losing her father isn’t easy. 23 year and her life has been hell.  Her mind has taken her to mental madness that has no remorse. The epic attacks are heart breaking, Dr. Swah says she might realize the truth one day.   

The nurse says if you need anything let us know.  The women smiled sitting with Kaylee. Nurse, one more thing.

“What room did they move William too”?

“Could you please let him know his mom is here”?

Mental health is serious. This is just a story I wrote to share the effects of life events. Mental challenges may seem unrealistic but truth is, it’s a struggle for alit of people. Our minds are a powerful tool that we must maintain daily. If we allow the work to over power us, the struggles are real. If you need professional help please seek immediately. Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Much love and blessings. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 🦋

– Della🦋