~ Mind Body Soul ~
Whether that is suicide awareness or suicide prevention, it matters not in the scheme of well being, for both are as significant as the other. Dependent upon the other.
In the aftermath of suicide people stumble in grief, shock and bewilderment, fervently searching in their minds for answers. Some struggle with guilt others numb and the thought incomprehensible.
Suicide is a Result
Whether you can perceive a given reason or not is beside the point.
If we are to prevent and eliminate incidence of suicide we must eliminate challenges and barriers to achieving optimum health, well being and happiness.
Well Being of Community
There are numerous reasons, as we have over the years come to gain insight into.
However in my mind, any and all reasons revert to the underlying state of well being of community.
I shall expand upon this over time and in other writings.
So… Well Being, What is it for you?
What does Well-Being look like?
How does well being play out in your life?
Please read on and consider further:
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.– J. Krishnamurti
Well Being encompasses many facets of human existence
And is it not true, we can say, human existence encompasses many facets of well being?
Have you ever thought to consider the extent to which “life”, as you’ve been conditioned to play it, supports or opposes your individual needs and perception of well being or perhaps that of someone you know?
Easy examples would be changing location for employment or lifestyle or perhaps you have wished your circumstances were different that “if only”.
But let’s push past the obvious.
Potential Aspects of and Detriment to Well Being and Risk of Suicide
I strongly believe humans rely upon the combination of the following if they are to attain and maintain optimum well-being and consequently elimination of suicide:
* Holistic Well Being – whole person (mind, body, spirit) treatment and approach to life
* Comprehensive Care – all aspects of existing not just medical and physical but also spiritual, financial and other
* Mental Health wellness – WHO “state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential…”
* Suicide Awareness – proactive participation to raise awareness in respect of prevention and to reduce stigmas
* Suicide Prevention – proactive measures to eliminate challenges and barriers
Suicide Risk Prevention and Emotional Well Being
Do you consider happiness, contentment, sense of satisfaction, contribution or ability and the attainment of goals to fall under the banner of well being?
Emotional Well Being and Environment
There are many examples of the correlation between emotional well-being and the environment.
But consider, three types of correlation:
Note also that environments pertain to both internal and external surroundings and circumstances.
Externally, an obvious example would be to consider career and job commitments versus family life balance.
Another easily recognisable external environment is that of Health Care Services. Let us look at, say, public versus private health care insofar as affordability, waiting periods, treatment options and medication accessibility.
Now consider how the below external environments, including access to and denial of, affect overall well-being and mental health:
- Welfare systems such as Centrelink, Child Support and Family Assistance
- Legal system
- Trending Social Conditions and Attitudes
Internally, effects on well-being and emotional states can easily be recognised when you consider obvious hormonal and chemical changes in the body during or caused by:
- Illness and Disease such as thyroid, cancer, depression
- Health care treatment such as chemotherapy, anti-depressants, heart
- Terminal illness
Unfortunately environment, social conditioning and other aspects of living in today’s society which affect mental well being ie our state of happiness, peace and contentment, are either dismissed as being less important or even insignificant to overall well-being.
The message society receives when healthcare is not prioritized is that healthcare is unimportant. That is to say not as important as the item or political agenda of the respective party, budget deficit, racial and/or cultural vogue topic.
That healthcare and ultimately well-being is prioritised and managed according to status and economic affordability.
Access to Tools and Resources is Segregated
While well being is common and fundamental to all human beings, people and access to healthcare is segregated.
It cannot be denied however, and is evidence proven, that emotional support is fundamental to healthy human development and a prosperous society.
While emotion plays a formidable part in quality of life, receiving emotional support can expedite the healing process and hasten recovery time from illness and injury.
Emotional Well Being Compromised Abused and Wielded
From an abstract perspective we appreciate emotion is the tool of advertisers and advertisement design.
Emotion is also a gauge of effectiveness.
Emotional Well Being through the Ages
As history reveals, emotion is the mental body through which many a nation and generation or era have been and are today still manipulated and even tortured.
History reveals existence of emotional torture through the ages, spanning religious attempts of domination down to domestic violence, National level to localized demographics.
Emotional Well Being Corner-stone for Everything
It is my philosophy, that in-fact, our emotional well being is the corner-stone for everything:
- quality of life
- the contributions we make to society
- the attainment of our best health; and
- the attainment of our best self
But, we cannot achieve optimum health and well being without change.
Change which involves altering perceptions, growing awareness and developing ourselves along with changing the way we live, updating process and reform of legislation.
Basically we need to change attitude and systems to provide greater support, let alone day to day general maintenance of not just the individual, but families and communities as a whole ie comprehensive measure/task.
Emotion is the Driver for All Things
Emotion is the energy which drives everything, be it through an absence of emotion or to the counter end hypersensitivity.
Aesthetics to products of practical and ergonomic design exist due to the emotion surrounding the brief, be it of the visionary or let’s say the remedy of a workplace risk.
“Emotional well being is pivotal on and for all aspects of living.”
Journey with me a while and take a look through another perspective.
“Emotion is Everything and Everything is Emotion”
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