Mental health issues are very prevalent in our society today. Per the NIMH, nearly 1 in 5 US adults are living with one mental health condition or the other. This represents a considerable burden on various grounds as mental health issues, if unchecked, can have far-ranging, debilitating effects on the individual and his environment. Lack of productivity, deteriorating relationships with others, a drop in the overall health of the body are just some of the potential adverse effects of mental health issues. Indeed, the prognostic picture for mental health issues can be bleak.
However, this does not have to be the case. While living with mental illness can color one's experience, in many cases, the individual yet retains the ability to have a say in choosing the colors-so to speak. Selecting the bright and vibrant or succumbing to the dark and gloomy is, in many cases, within the individual will. Below, this article will go on to discuss some ways individuals can reclaim themselves and go on to enjoy a positive and vibrant life despite mental health issues.