All around the world that we live in there are a number of diseases that are affecting the human population and it is a well known fact that as the medicines to cure the diseases are being found regularly new diseases are coming up and thus keeping the scientists at work continuously.
As it is very widespread and well known that AIDS is the disease that is causing a problem on one hand and it is cancer that is causing a big problem on the other hand, all through the world. All the developing countries are investing a lot of money and resource on the ways to treat the cancer disease. Cancer is of two types basically
Benign: It spreads from one cell to the other surrounding cell thus spreading the cancer
Malignant: it does not spread and can be easily removed and then treated
Benign cancer is the most difficult type of cancer that the world is facing .Another problem with cancer is the fact that there are different types of cancer affecting different parts of the body this cancer is basically from different organs which may come in contact with the carcinogenic substances which cause cancer where the cells lose the property of apoptosis and grow in an uncontrolled way an hence the cellular count increases drastically due to which the person gets the cancer.
Apart from general toxic substances which are carcinogenic even other substances such as alcohol and even tobacco cause’s cancer as they act as carcinogenic substances. Those who drink and smoke excessively those who even breathe the smoke also can be attacked by cancer disease. Those who smoke are called active smokers and those who are around the person who smoke are called passive smokers and even they face a heavy risk of being attacked by the cancer disease.
In order to counter the passive smoking of people the smoking by people in public places has been banned and these public places are referred to as bus stands, railway stations and other government buildings. And even smoking on the roads and in places of public movement are being planned to be banned in the coming future. However there are other carcinogenic substances that are increasing at an alarmingly higher concentration in the environment, these are due to the various nuclear reactors and other such area where there is a potential threat and contains heavy quantity of the toxic substances. Some of the important cancers the world is challenged with are breast cancer, cervical cancer, Prostate cancer and skin cancer.
But the intensive research in the science of cancer many institutions the world over to discover path taking cure for this dreaded disease has opened new jennies for the treatment of cancer. And it is now widely known that the detection of cancer in the earlier stages can lead to the control and eventually the cure of the disease enabling people to live a normal life. Sheer determination and fighting spirit itself contributes 95% in combating the disease, the secret being to always smile.
Mental health is a term used to describe either a level of cognitive or emotional well being or an absence of a mental disorder From perspectives of the discipline of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life and procure a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined. Mental health can be seen as a continuum, wherein an individual’s mental health may have many different possible values. Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health, even if they do not have any diagnosable mental health condition. This definition of mental health highlights emotional well being, the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life’s inevitable challenges.
Many therapeutic systems and self-help books offer methods and philosophies espousing strategies and techniques vaunted as effective for further improving the mental wellness of otherwise healthy people. Positive psychology is increasingly prominent in mental health. A holistic model of mental health generally include concepts based upon anthropological, educational, psychological, religious and sociological perspectives, as well as theoretical perspectives from personality, social, clinical, health and developmental psychology.
A good mental health may include five life tasks essence or spirituality, work and leisure, friendship, love and self-direction. Further twelve sub tasks may also be considered for a good mental health sense of worth, sense of control, realistic beliefs, emotional awareness and coping, problem solving and creativity, sense of humor, nutrition, exercise, self care, stress management, gender identity, and cultural identity. These are identified as characteristics of healthy functioning and a major component of wellness.
The components provide a means of responding to the circumstances of life in a manner that promotes healthy functioning. Mental health can also be defined as an absence of a major mental health condition. Mental health can be socially constructed and socially defined; that is, different professions, communities, societies and cultures have very different ways of conceptualizing its nature and causes, determining what is being mentally healthy, and deciding what interventions are appropriate.
Thus, different professionals will have different cultural and religious backgrounds and experiences, which impact the methodology applied during treatment. Any mental health professionals are beginning to already understand the importance of competency in religious diversity and spirituality. Education in spiritual and religious matters is also required by people, so that they can develop a good and healthy mind.
Knowing your environment well and adapting to situations in a positive manner, all help in becoming mentally tough and healthy. So look for things that lighten up tension and bring a smile to your face and see the mental transformation you undergo. Remember for a good mental health and life count what you have and not what you lack in life. Just say cheers to life.