Mental illness is a condition which causes disorder in thinking,feeling,behavior;interacting of a person.
There are many kind of mental illness. Some signs of mental illness are…..
- Social withdrawl.
- Social isolation.
- Sweeping of mood.
- Lack of consciousness regarding self care/self image.
- Existence of pessimism.
- Unrealistic fear,anxiety.
- Having depression/sadness.
- Confused in thought process. It is better to identify at the early stage and recognizing the problem and seeking help form professional. Only medication is not going to solve the problem. With medication other activities like yoga,aerobic exercise will definitely be helpful. Therapists are using also “Dance therapy ” to help the person recovering from his problem. Dance therapy actually is a healing approach involving dance &body movement to improve physical,mental and emotional wellbeing of a person. We all know that stress,anxiety are serious causative factors to make the problem aggravated. It(dance therapy)helps in reducing stress,increase our self esteem/self confidence and it also enhances mobility of our muscle working. Research had shown the impact of this kind of therapy in reducing depression/stress,low appetite and eating disorders. Dance therapy was started by therapists like–Tina keller,Jenny in 1940 though professionally it was started in 1950 in America. Through this therapy,one would be gradually able to express his emotional state’s and the person becomes able to integrate his mental,physical and emotional aspects. Besides,person through dance movement in a group be able in making a social bond with group members which act as a catalyst in feeling connected with community or broader society as a high self esteemed societal member. It also helps to regulate one’s sweeping mode through dynamism and adjusting with real situation. As we know any type of physical activity releases neurotransmitters and endorphins which are helpful in reducing stress. While working in rehabilitation set up,I have seen the good impact of this therapy on mentally ill and dragg addicted person. But,whatever might be the medication/treatment process,whatever might be the chosing and applying of therapy process, most important factor in helping one to come out from his/her problem is—-extending helping hands, treating them with empathy, encouraging them to be confident and self independent to help themselves in connecting appropriate resources,to be optimistic in the process of recovering and encourage them to boost their willpower by practicing positive affirmation——— Yes!I can…. But here we as a responsible societal members/neighbours/friends should also try to practice positive affirmation—-Yes! We can and we would extend our helping hands towards them…… towards the wellbeing of those affected person…….. because only selfless we can help them to be a normal societal being…… together we can form a society consists of societal members—where all will be well……… in terms of physical,mental,emotional and social aspects………