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It’s time we pay attention to our mental health.
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My father, a hearty, strong, benevolent man had a bright future. Tall, handsome, well-spoken, he got married to my mother at the young age of 28, his infatuation developing into the desire to have a family. A year later, I was born. Together, the three of us resembled a happy, picture perfect family...
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The mental health of adults is often rooted in the kind of childhood they led. There are many adults who suffer from psychological issues that stem from the treatment they received from their parents and peers. It can be devastating for a child to experience emotional trauma at a young age as they are very impressionable and their minds retain most of the information they receive at that time. Fortunately, with timely interventions the long-term damage can be minimized.
Dignity--that delicate, intrinsic right that each of us have to personal value and worth. We may not think of dignity on a daily basis, but we certainly know when we feel it and, more importantly, when it is absent. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of mental health.