Mental Health and Mental Illness

mental health and mental illness

Mental Health and Mental Illness are they the same? No, but one can lead to the other. If somehow we let our mental health get out of tune with reality it can be put back in.

Today we are going to be talking about our heads a little bit. What’s that you say, our head? Yes, how do you think your Mental Health is?

That’s the talk today at livegreaterhealth.com Mental Health and our ability to take care of it.

Many people today suffer from these kinds of issues. It’s nothing to be made fun of or ashamed of we all need to take special care of our mentality.

One in five people today have a mental Illness.

This affects our entire life of how we act, think and perform. It also affects how we relate and communicate with other people.

Let’s find out what Mental Health is.

What is Mental Health?

Wikipedia tells us “it is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment“.”

Oh boy is this going to be good for us to learn about, what is our mentality?mental health mental illness

Mental health is basically how we control our lives.

It is our emotional well-being but that’s not all.

It’s also our psychological well-being too but we cannot stop there

Our social well-being is included with that.

What all this does, like we said earlier, it affects how we act, think and perform.

How we communicate and relate to others.

It’s how we live our life and every aspect of it.

Our decisions that we make are affected by it.

This includes our behavior the way we think and our mood.

What do we do with our Mental Health?

Our mental health has different possibilities depending on good or bad. We know that we want to keep a good mental health and this is something that may have to be done from an early age.

Keeping a good mental health may involve seeing a physician regularly or annually. To stay on the good side where all of us want to be takes staying healthy.

With a bad mental health, we need care whether in drug form from a medical doctor or whatever the case you should get help as soon as possible. There are people to help in any situation.

Since we know what our mental health is and how it is important to stay mentally stable. Because of the way it affects others and how we relate to the people around us in our everyday life.

How we make the decisions we make in other words the right or wrong choices.

It controls our temper our stress levels. We know stress is one of the main causes of health problems.

There are many factors that go into why we might have mental health issues and we will talk about them.

The Signs of Mental Illness

Wikipedia tells us that emotional mental disabilities are the leading cause of mental disorders.

There are several disorders that can be involved with mental illness.

Schizoaffective disorder is having symptoms of schizophrenia that might include delusions and hallucinations.

Schizophrenia similar to the schizoaffective disorder but with schizophrenia you may lose your perception to reality.

Psychosis is getting one’s perceptions and thoughts mixed up to not be able to recognize whats real or not real.

Depression is something that affects the mind by not only feeling sad or down but by affecting the whole being.

Autism is a socializing and communicating disorder called (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the disorders that’s not mentioned a lot but is more common than one would think. It is diagnosed as a persons mood and ability to think clear having great highs and lows.

Ways to Treat

There are several different ways to treat mental illness we will discuss a few of them here.

Medication – we all know that medication is one of the ways to treat almost everything mental illness is one of them. What we have to understand is medication will not cure a mental illness but just treats the symptoms. Using medication along with psychotherapy can help cure this disorder.

Psychotherapy – this is understanding a person interbeing how they think and act in certain situations. This involves the feelings their thoughts and behavior. This along with medication is what is used in some situations for a full recovery. There are six different types of psychotherapy


Psychodynamic Therapy

Supportive Therapy

Cognitive therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Your doctor may use one of these therapies to treat a mental disorder.

Hospitalization – in some cases being admitted to the hospital and monitored to assess their condition level. Medication may have to be adjusted.

Support groups – from people that have been through the same or similar conditions. Other members getting together helping one another on the road to recovery.

Reason for Article

This is a serious subject talking about someone’s well-being and mental health but is something that has to be done for complete healing. Livegreaterhealth.com is here with whatever information that can be giving out to help any situation when it comes to our health.

There is different situations in all cases of mental health disorders but there is hope in all cases with help. We have just got to remember that there is always help we just have to seek it and want it.


Livegreaterhealth with another greatly needed subject that affects 1 in 5 people today. We hope that it has helped you out with some way if there is anything else that you want to know please let us know. Some things are more difficult than others to talk about but we encourage you or anybody to get help if any of these situations are affecting you.

It may seem like you can do it alone but you cannot please seek help as soon as you can. Everybody wants to live the best that they can so we hope this article will help you get that help and if we have please leave us a comment below to let us know.


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  1. Very thorough and great information everyone can use. This is a great topic I know people that have some mental health issues. You cannot tell them because of hurting them but this is more common than one thinks. I think this is a great article well done.

    • Thanks for the comment, Marcus, this is some much-needed information that needs to be made more aware of. A lot of times people may have to have a family member or someone close to make a mentally disordered person realize they need help.

  2. Nice read, i think mental illness has become more and more relevant in this day and age. I don’t know if it’s because everyone seems to busy and don’t take time to take care of themselves, or just take a day and just relax and do nothing, anyway you have touched on a lot here and thank you for that.

    • Thanks for the comment, Robert, you are right that it has become more relevant this day and time. I believe some of it is due to drugs and things people are taking today. Stress levels have become greater because of the everyday hustle and bustle. This puts a strain on one’s mind.

  3. Hello Fred,

    Mental disorder is a very complex illness. It affects your whole being and living situation. It is very important to talk about it and not ignore it. I think it is great that you have written about this topic, because if we learn about it, we understand people who have the disorder much better. When we meet people who are behaving strange it may very well be that they have some kind of disorder. So that is good to have in mind, which help us to have patience and understanding for those people.


    • Thanks for the comment, Pernilla, our mental health is something that has to be taken care of it’s our whole life. To make more awareness of it is what has to be done spread the word. Get people talking about it may be just what some people need for them to seek some sort of help. Understanding that is our job.

  4. Great article! Mental health concerns are so prevalent in our society and raising our level of education and awareness is the first step towards making a different. It’s also really helpful for people who struggle with one of these conditions and feel alone. The fact is their are not and you’ve given some great suggestions for help! Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for the comment, Christina. I agree mental health issues are growing ramped in our day and awareness needs to be brought out. People need help sooner than later. Bringing awareness is the best way to help people to get the help they need.

  5. Thank you for the information, this is a serious topic and we all know somebody who suffers mental illness, and it might even ourselves. Even the relatives to a mental ill person are suffering a lot, specially if it’s a suicidal type of mental illness. One big problem is that sometimes the person who is suffering don’t want to have help from psychologist or doctor. You can’t live a healthy life if you are mentally ill, doesn’t matter how fit your body is.

    • Thanks for the comment, Johnny, your right the mental illness affects the many people besides the one with the illness. They might not realize that they even have a problem and this can be most devastating for the whole family. This may take some trust on their part just to convince them to get help.

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