Am I mentally ill, could it be the question? Every person in good health learns to ask such a question, as well as the paradox that is health and ill health.
Now, let’s say clearly what this paradox is about. Let me use myself as an example. The times in which I was most unhealthy mentally, emotionally, spiritually, I missed something very important – something fundamental to health. I lacked the ability to to see that I was not healthy, and perhaps others knew it. I’m sure they did. I may have suspected something was wrong, but at that moment I wouldn’t be able to locate it. In the end I could, and when I did, I would be at the point of recovery.
What is the clearest sign of mental health?
It’s like being in a mental health hospital. The main indicator that psychiatrists are looking for. Can the person perceive reality? Are they delusional? Of course, the purpose of admitting people to these hospitals is to give them time and care to get back to reality – to get useful information.
He is a scary individual who has no intuition. However, the narcissist is one who seems okay – until he approaches them – but has a greater lack of intuition. They can’t see a single mistake within them. And in the end they can only be of agreement that they have something to change when they see that it is an advantage in them to appear humble.
Now this is dangerous; seeing yourself as unequivocally superior to others is bad for everyone. You can not be correct when you need to be, and others are not recognized for the goodness and the attributes they have.
The person who has intuited, however, sees the defects within himself and has a copious humility to be able to see the wrong, the mistake, the mistakes they make; that we all do from time to time. They are not afraid of exposure because they see what is wrong and see that it is easy to take and repair it.
It is the paradox in all its glory: he who thinks he is perfect is unimaginably dangerously imperfect, because they cannot see their guilt, yet he who sees their imperfections could also be perfect, for human purposes and purposes.
If you want to know if you are healthy, do you have the ability to be honest?
Can you see what you need to be able to see? Not just for yourself, but for others too.
Now, we can see that there are diseases of anxiety and depression that are expressed in many ways, but they do not manifest themselves in the absence of honesty. Comparatively, mental health is less of a problem, although there is a lot of pain the person has to struggle with. This does not mean that their mental health is less important. In fact, many times people can suffer from mental health problems because someone close to them has had a narcissistic impact on them.
People who suffer from depression and anxiety often still have good relationships. Even with poor comparative mental health they can often operate in such a way that others are benefactors in relation. They can often find ways to love well despite what they suffer, which is an incredibly stimulating reality.
We see here that good mental health is not just about the struggles we have experienced in our lives; it’s also the way we treat other people. Mental health that has a negative impact on other people is seriously worrying, because of how people can be damaged. Of course, there is also the question of how suicide harms those who are left behind. This can never be underestimated.
Or perhaps we can see it this way: the person who can have no pain but has difficult relationships, and in fact can appear happy, even powerful, can be more mentally ill than those who bear a lot of pain but who serves and loves others at the end of good relations.
The person who constantly puts others first has better mental health ultimately than the person who has no interest or ability for others.