I want to take time to address mental health and how bad it is becoming in todays world. With everything going on with this pandemic I see why and this is why we all need to take the time for our mental health as well as our regular health. Both are just as important and much needed.
I learned over the years how important our mental health is. I never realized until it smacked me right in my face. When my own child’s mental health got affected I knew more than ever how important it was to our whole family. I knew this would happen to my son sooner or later after the trauma he endured when he was only 14 years old. At 14 he had watched his best friend get stabbed in the back, then they took him to the hospital where he later passed. During that time the grieving mother blamed my son for what happened. Do you know how that would affect a 14 year old. I know some adults that would have a hard time getting through something like that how would you expect a teenage to process all that.
Over the years to follow I watched my son go down a downward spiral only to come out with schizophrenia, and the bad thing is even without what happened ad 14 that could of been something he cold of gotten anyway. Him or my daughter or even me for that matter. Talking to my aunt finding out how it runs in the family. My father never really knew how my mother was til all of us kids had moved out on our own and he was the only one left for her to take her craziness out on. But I never knew it ran in the family see, when my mom turned only 25 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And her health along with her mental health spiraled out of control from that point on(from what I heard)I was just born when she was 25 also her last child of 3.
That is what everyone in the family thought and who wouldn’t think that would be the cause of someone’s mental health. See after she got diagnosed with breast cancer she had to get her breast removed, I being young unsure of all the details know in time she had to get both breasts removed then they put implants in. Well these were before they knew much about them implants and they both exploded inside her. After all that liquid in her she only got sick and sicker over time. She did get a settlement for the implants as did many women during that time. But In all that time my mom had to go through man more surgeries and just gone through he** and back. Finally at age 47 she got her second diagnosis of skin cancer and only lasted one year at 48 her body couldn’t take anymore. But as you can see what a toll on someone’s mental health that would take on someone.
But she had only gotten that from her mother. My aunt told me their mom had very bad mental issues and her dad was a alcoholic. So addiction and mental health in our family, not a great combination. So all this is hereditary and it only followed from me to my children.
So please take care of your mental health along with your regular health trying to stay away from this virus. And if you know it is in your family then please take extra care to be on top of your mental health. I have a whole family of addicts and I pray that I have ended the cycle and my kids see that. Know my grandson will see it and pray that he keeps it out of the family as he gets older.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and I really feel more people need to know about mental health, and how it effect so many people in the world. I think you would be surprised on how many people it does effect.
If you would like more information on mental health please go read this ebook online, its filled with so much information.