Monthly Archives: May 2021

RIGHTS of ANYONE seeking mental health advice

Before I write anything further, I’d like to point you to this link:

https://www.cchr.org/about-us/mental-health-declaration-of-human-rights.html

This is a declaration of human rights for mental health advice seekers and patients.

Today, almost everyone (capable or incapable…. qualified or unqualified) is talking about mental health. Almost everyone has become a counsellor…. to his/her family… to their friends… and so on and so forth.

The internet is full of all kinds of advice….

Before anyone gives you any advice about your state of mind, you should ask them, “Are you a licensed practitioner? Are you aware of the rights of a patient or any fellow seeker? Do you have a degree in psychiatry?”

The declaration states that a patient or any individual has a right to refuse any advice or treatment that he/she feels inappropriate. It also lists a lot of other rights and is a must read for every patient, practitioner and anyone dealing with mental health.

Today, there is a growing awareness about mental health and almost every organization is running campaigns about mental health.

However, it’s important to understand that psychiatry is a science and just like there are good doctors and bad doctors, there are good psychiatrists and bad psychiatrists and psychologists.

In all cases, YOU have a CHOICE to accept or reject any treatment, therapy, counseling or advice being given to you.

A lot of times, patients with various conditions may feel a pressure to undergo treatment just because they have been deemed to do so.

However, it is important for everyone to realize that mental health patients are also human beings and they have certain human rights too.

There are certain treatments that can only be given by licensed practitioners who are qualified in their SCIENCE. And more than being a licensed practitioner…. YOU have a choice to CHOOSE your doctor and treatment.

Just like you change doctors…. because you don’t feel comfortable with them…. same way you can change psychologists or psychiatrists if you feel uncomfortable with them.

We need to understand that above everything else is FREE WILL.

All individuals have FREE WILL…. whether they are mental health patients or not.

This is generic information but is most important to be shared amongst everyone.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE…. to lead your life the way you want….

No one can force any treatment or medication on you without your consent.

If everyone understands and implements their FREE WILL “responsibly”….. That will be a true win of HEALTH I think.

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Pressure

Go back in time and try to remember your childhood…. How was it? Did you have a lot of friends? …. Neighbors…. Kids living around your house whom you played with…. Kids at school… Kids who topped in class… Kids who were taller than you… or smarter than you…

Did you ever feel a pressure inside your heart… to be like them…. to be better than them??
Did you ever feel like someone was teasing you…. bullying you…. being mean to you….

Did it ever happen that you wanted to respond to them at that moment…. but you didn’t....
Something stopped you… from inside… like a fear or some kind of hesitation…

And then you carried it inside your heart for a long time… You thought about it…. a few times.. but couldn’t reply back… Because those kids were BIGGER THAN YOU… or BETTER THAN YOU… or just for no reason…. You just couldn’t say what you wanted to say.

Then you grew up… and in your teenage years… the same thing happened…. People around you were doing “COOL” things and you couldn’t cope up… There was something lacking in you… Maybe they had better friends….. boyfriends… girlfriends… and you were all alone…

You kept a lot of things inside your heart… Your feelings… your emotions… You even hid them from your parents and family members at times…

Sometimes you opened up to cousins or close friends but it was very rare… and many times… YOU WERE ALL ALONE…

You grew up and entered office… and now there was pressure to earn a living… PROVE YOURSELF… get a promotion… or a good end of year rating from your boss… Pressure to get ahead of those buddies whom you met in school…

You felt that pressure inside again…. you could not cope up at times… You looked back at what you had achieved so far and then thought…. I could have done better…

Then came family… kids…. and sometimes… maybe… you were all alone…

It just kept on building and building inside of you….

You thought …. I wish I could go back and relive my life… I wish I could live that part again…I wish I had said what I wanted to… I wish I could do it all over again….

PRESSURE…. PRESSURE…. PRESSURE… and you know where all that was building up……… INSIDE YOUR MIND….

You kept living for years and years and then one day…. maybe today…. imagine…. You have a realization….

“I am not going to let any more pressure build up in my mind.
I am going to speak up what I feel inside.
This is my opportunity. I will live only once and I will make the most out of it.”

And then suddenly…. YOU STARTED SPEAKING YOUR MIND OUT….. to your boss…. to your colleagues… to your kids… to your spouse…

You started saying that ….“I DO NOT LIKE THIS” OR ” THIS HURTS ME”.

Imagine you go to a dentist and the dentist does his/her job and you somehow felt uncomfortable. But NOW… you have your magic voice…. so you SPEAK UP…. and tell them that I DID NOT LIKE THIS….

It may seem hard in the beginning but as you practice it….. it becomes easy…. The pressure starts getting released….

And one day…. if you give yourself enough time…. the pressure is all released and gone!!

Wouldn’t you feel better now??

Life is not a pressure cooker or a race. Life is a gift. (Enjoy it!)

Don’t let the pressure build inside you…. SPEAK UP!! Truly…. honestly…. whatever you want to say….

Ease off your MIND….

The most VALUABLE GIFT when you received this life was not that car or that house… but your BODY AND YOUR MIND….!!! VALUE IT…. CHERISH IT….

SPEAK UP!!!

SPEAK ALL THAT’S INSIDE OF YOU…. NOW IS A GOOD TIME…. If not now… there will never be…

Make peace with your past… with all those buddies whom you are today jealous of…. or don’t like…. SPEAK IT OUT….

Don’t let the thoughts clutter your mind…. Speak up…. The time is RIGHT!!

If you learn to speak up… YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO SPEAK UP TOO!!!… Who are going through the same phases that you went through…. Don’t let them hide anything from you…

Speak up…. and listen when they speak up!! Get healed and become a healer…. Believe in yourself.

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Job and Anxiety

A lot of people today are stressed due to their jobs… When they work with colleagues, they feel overwhelmed and exhausted…. There are times when they just feel that they can’t handle the pressure anymore…

There is pressure of earning money, running a family, expenses, kids, responsibilities and so on…

They feel like they have no time for themselves and they are just engrossed in a plethora of things to take care of….

It is important to realize during these CRUCIAL TIMES… that your LIFE matters much more than your JOB…

Jobs may come and go but you get life only once!! (There is no proof of multiple lives)

So….. Live….

Learn to live for yourself…. to keep your own self happy…. because if you don’t do that… You cannot keep anyone else happy.

Your vibrations pass to everyone else and they get a feel of what you’re going through internally…

Don’t stress about work… it will only make matters worse…

Don’t stress about money…. believe me…. everything will fall in place once you relax…

Some common habits of people when they are stressed are:

  • They eat too little or they eat too much.
  • They worry about things.
  • They get angry for no reason.
  • They feel life is complicated.
  • They feel relationships are tiring and demanding.
  • They feel like every day is a challenge.
  • They take pleasure in unhealthy food etc… and later feel guilty.
  • They try to socialize too little or too much.
  • They try to get the approval of others.
  • They are sometimes critical of other people’s feelings.
  • They don’t like their life and wish it was something different.

Life is a beautiful thing…. and you can make the best out of it when you take it calmly…. enjoy every experience…. enjoy every relationship and believe me… it is possible.

You just have to first learn to take care of yourself.

Be honest about your emotions and feelings. Speak to friends…. family members… colleagues…even counsellors

Speak about what you feel inside…. Deep inside your heart…

Open up to people!!

Take everything in your stride….! Even failures…. It’s ok…. you are not born to be perfect or lead a perfect life…

You are born to learn and be happy…. You are born to cherish this valuable life!

You are born to create beautiful relationships… full of love and hope…

You are born not to compete but to collaborate.

Don’t stress about work. It’s just a mechanism to keep society in order. But first of all, YOU need to get your life in order, before you can work and help others.

YOU need to know what you want to do in life and be happy doing it…

Find a passion and follow it…. Don’t worry about what others are doing…. It’s ok…. Everyone has their own journey….

Don’t stress about money… It is also just a means to keep society in order and be a medium of exchange.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with chores…. Just try to enjoy the little pleasures of life!

Don’t stress… please don’t …. because believe me…. IT SHOWS…. and everyone can feel it….

Don’t do anything for others…. Do what YOU like…. For yourself…. even if it is just doing it for free…

First start doing it for free…. Money will follow…. automatically…

Relax and enjoy life….! You’re a great person and you are blessed because you have this life…

Relax and now go and LIVE YOUR LIFE!!!

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