Wellness: You are not your mental illness

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being, it is all about how we think, feel, and behave.

In a world that seems to shift on its axis faster and with greater dynamism nowadays, our emotional & mental wellness are exposed to newer experiences at a much faster rate than ever before. Social Media platforms on some levels have created an awareness and open dialog for people who experience mental health challenges. Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being, it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. It can leave someone feeling stranded, hopeless, miserable, and small. And for a topic that is rapidly growing, we believe that we need to bring much more awareness. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to his or her community. Some things do improve mental wellness.

Emotional Wellbeing - Fundación MAPFRE


It is the practice of witnessing awareness and mindfulness. While there are many forms of meditation, the goal is a feeling of relaxation and inner peace. In a review published in March 2014 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reviewed more than 18,000 scientific studies looking at the relationship between meditation, depression, and anxiety. The results showed that mindful meditation has moderate evidence in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Another study, published in April 2018 in the journal Psychiatry Review, found that individuals with a generalized anxiety disorder who participated in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program had a greater reduction in stress markers than a control group.

RISHIKUL FOUNDATION is working superbly towards the counseling of people which includes emotional, psychological, and social aspects of their situation.

They make you understand and accept something so you don’t have to fight alone by yourself. Through various meditations, healing, and therapy, the foundation helps individuals how to handle stress, mood swings, and social withdrawal. Just be grateful and keep one reality check in mind, mental illness is forever so do not expect to get rid of it in a few shakes. It is going to spring up from time to time, but with help of the correct people around you, will learn how to handle it. Because being able to control something that used to control you is amazing. We hope you will get to that moment, where you feel empowered whole again, but only if you accept the help people offer. Things do get better only after you admit what’s wrong. Happy Healing!

Article by Swami Rishi Rishabh

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