Talking about Mental Health
In 1992 I step in America to seek for education, I hah chosen Clinical Psychology since I had so many questions unanswered of human minds. I am glad that I did take that major to get to know how to manage my life. In 1995 something happened and changed my thought if I ever could deal with pain by continuing studying my major. A very closer dry sister of mine had been sending to mental hospital while I tried to understand what happened to her oversea. After meeting her and seeing her break down in front of me, my heart hurting so much. I just realize that I won’t be able to go on and how could I help them when I could not face it on my own. Later I changed to Criminal Justice for my master degree, I am glad that I did study it.
Not long ago I just read on a newsletter from VA CURE that one of the mental illness prisoners had killed his counselor. Those people who work for them in this profession and they all aware of this risk and danger. Somehow their compassion to their work has overcome their own fear. Mental Health has been brought out again after VA Tech shooting on April 17. Some people feel shame about talking about it. Through out news something is certain for not treating about mental health could occur things like this happened. Many movies had played out related to mental health. This is undergoing problem that we should start focusing on.
First, we should understand what mental health is. It should become a common knowledge for everyone. We should not label people with certain types of illness, but we should educate ourselves what each illness’ impact is. Second, early detect people around us who may have mental health problem and try to monitor them by collecting data. Third, learn how to protect yourself by reading more related information. Sometimes pre-judge may put us in danger. Do not confront anyone you think he or she has mental illness unless he or she admits to you.
Mental Health issue should always consult a professional and if you think someone you know has mental health issue, seek help for him or her. Sometimes without medical knowledge that we might not be able to help these people so all you need to do is to reach out to them within your limitation. We could avoid next tragedy if we get them to seek for help.