Hi there. I am back to blogging and today I tap into a super sensitive topic that definitely connects every human being on this planet. I am currently in a transition phase and it has been a difficult, raw but super necessary journey. Asking for help is not a weakness, it is a strength. I hope you find this article helpful for you (Or for someone you know)
*What is it?
The scientific study of the mind and its functions; the makeup of a person.
*Where did it originate from?
Its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500 years BC. The emphasis was a philosophical one, with great thinkers such as Socrates influencing Plato, who in turn influenced Aristotle. Philosophers used to discuss many topics now studied by modern psychology, such as memory, free will.
In the early days of psychology, there were two dominant theoretical perspectives. An American psychologist named William James (1842-1910) developed an approach which came to be known as functionalism. He argued that the mind is constantly changing and it is pointless to look for the building blocks of experience.
Instead focus should be on how and why an organism does something. It was suggested that psychologists should look for the underlying cause of behaviour and the mental the processes involved. This emphasis on the causes and consequences of behaviour has influenced contemporary psychology.
*Why should a person seek professional help?
Seeking help tends to play on a person’s mind i.e.: Should I seek help? Will it make me seem weak? In a nutshell, it will vary from person to person. Seeking professional help and guidance is ideal if you have been experiencing severe trauma, disturbed and irregular sleep, a complete 180 on your personality etc. Speaking to friends and family won’t get to the root of your depression or anxiety as those people are not trained to tap into your makeup and help you realize what is under the surface. Thoughts and feelings are so powerful that you cannot keep them under the radar! #LetItGo!!
*The Mood Chart
*Tips for family members to take when dealing with an affected person
Realize that treatment is vital and that you should be supportive from a safe distance, get active with that person’s journey (Take part in exercises or offer help etc.), do research and make sure you know the difference between depression, bipolar and other illnesses.
The exercises that I try to do every night is clenching up each part of the body and holding it in that tight position for about 5 – 10 seconds and then releasing. This is a great way to physically let go of the tension that builds up in your body during the day. It helps me to sleep a bit better, so I would definitely recommend this to you.
Note: The content was sourced from multiple resources and own experience.
Seek proper evaluation and I truly wish you the best with your journey and recovery!
Sources: Oxford Dictionary, Simply Psychology, Health.com