People who have mental health problems have a lot on their hands and this is why they need all the help they can get.

To start with, not everyone who has mental health problems are aware. To them, what they experience is absolutely normal so they do not really mind.

The sad part is, it would get to a point where they are unable to manage this condition and they would need to check into a hospital. At this point, even though it is treatable, their case is chronic, and it would take proficient medical treatment to get them back on their feet.

There are various mental health problems but they have one unified solution, and that is to check into a rehab. However, before it reaches this stage, they must have gone through a phase of awareness.  

A good number of times, we discover that we have a particular problem after checking the internet, seeking names of symptoms similar to what we are feeling. At the point when we feel it is medically-inclined, we head to the hospital for help.

Spotting someone who has a mental health problem is quite easy provided you are observant to an extent. You should watch out for common signs that would give them off, and when you want to approach them, it is expedient to do so in love rather than prejudice.

The easiest way to convince someone with mental health problems to seek treatment, is to show that you are genuinely concerned about them, and until you do this, you might never be able to help someone who has a mental health issue.

When they get into a rehab, the first point of contact is the counselor, who would help them see the root cause of their addiction problem.

During this stage, the counselor would ensure the readiness of the individuals to ascertain that they are physically and mentally fit to be fully integrated into therapy.


Often times, the effects of addiction are evident with the physical symptoms, resulting from substance addiction.

Behavioral addiction does not induce physical symptoms and that is why it is difficult to spot someone who has a behavioral addiction. However, for substance addiction, it becomes very obvious within few weeks or months of getting fully addicted.

In a bid to cover these symptoms, some people try to put on an attractive personality that helps to mask these symptoms.

For instance, someone who is addicted in the workplace finds it hard to do without his or her addiction, so what they would do in this case, is to sneak out to indulge in their addiction.

When they are done, they would try to erase any trace that would give them out. And they would emerge from their hiding spot like nothing has happened.

The same applies to people who are addicted and live with their families. It is usually a burden for them to mask their addiction because they could be found out.

So, by all means possible, they would strive to put on a personality that would not make anyone suspect.

People who are addicted receive lots of criticisms from people all around them, and this is because, people fail to understand that addiction is not entirely an individual’s fault. There are a host of factors that contribute to the addiction of an individual.

It would surprise you to know that people in high places also combat addiction, but it cannot be easily detected because they have the means to take care of themselves and manage their addiction problem.

So, while it is okay to conceal your addiction so that people do not unnecessarily criticize you, it is essential to seek treatment alongside.

The fact is, it is impossible to hide your addiction problem forever. At a stage, you would have to open up to someone, or you might be found out. If it is the latter, then you would have lots of questions to answer.


Often times, we hear cases of people who are down with mental ill, and we are surprised because it is not visible on their faces. Of course, as expected, it is very rare for you to know someone who is mentally ill by just looking at their faces.

However, if you are lucky and you have a chance to discuss with someone who is in that shoe, you might be shocked to discover that they have been battling mental illness for a very long while, and their attractive personality has aided them in concealing those problems.

People who are in this condition cannot be blamed for this. The blame lies in no one in the actual sense. Nobody loves a mental illness condition, and it is usually quite difficult for people who are mentally sick, to open up to people.

Hence, when we get to discover that such people have been struggling with mental problems for so long, they should not be blamed. Rather, they should be assisted in every way they can.

We are often too quick to judge the mental stability of a person based on their good physical appearance. Most times, we overlook this appearance; assume they are alright, and sometimes turn a blind eye to any possible problems which they might be facing.

Bearing this in mind, it can be said that the mental state of a person radiates onto the external appearance.

One of the reasons for mental illness which is currently plaguing the lives of people, is addiction. Addiction is a condition which has eaten into a good number of people, and it is responsible for their mental instability.

With this fact in view, someone who is mentally ill could probably be facing one form of addiction. It might not be drug or alcohol addiction, it could be something else.

People who are mentally ill need an ample amount of care and attention, in order to prevent long-term adverse effects such as suicidal thoughts which could lead to their eventual deaths. The best option would be for them to visit an addiction rehab centre where they would receive the best of care.


Suffering from emotional issues can lead to denial, self-withdrawal and isolation due to the enormous pain felt and as such, there is a tendency to conceal the agony to avoid pity and ridicule. Sometimes, people do so by adorning themselves in a beautiful appearance or putting on a happy and endearing face to the entire world while masking their real state of being.
There are various feelings and temperaments attached to issues of emotional pain. There are various experiences associated with deeply felt emotional and psychological trauma. There is a feeling of being worthless, dejected, unloved, insulted or abused, taken advantage of, feelings of inferiority or unacceptable by the society, feelings of weakness and utmost dependency on others and so on. All these constitute a negative impact on the traumatized individual, and in most cases, they try to hide it.
In concealing emotional pain, one major factor has been noticed to be common, which is the subject of fear. There is fear of exposing the challenges been faced to the world in other to avoid been looked down on as weak and feeble beings. There is a feeling that revealing true emotions can cause them to be exploited and taken advantage of. It is like giving up and making it look as if they are failures.
Also there could be situations of gender differences too. Men are most likely not to open up due to fear of their maleness being compromised. In some cases, it becomes a problem of pride to divulge their secrets to another, and keeping to themselves in such situations, will enable them retain their masculinity and ego. Women on the other hand would avoid showing any form of emotional pain to prevent being told that they are weaker vessels or they are too sensitive.
Therefore, a major way people conceal their emotion distress is by putting up a charming and dazzling personality. They develop an attractive appearance and temperament, hence winning people over, while they actually suffer inside just for the fear of been exposed. Generally, the society appreciates appearance, and living an exquisite life is what everyone longs for.
Since there is a deliberate strive for the physical look and neglecting what goes on inward, there are situations where people who are known to be emotionally stable, are actually quite the opposite. In order to solve issues of psychological trauma, one must first be able to open up and not lead a life of pretense.

Covering Up Struggles with a Charming Personality

charming personalityIt is very common for people in our culture to cover up their personal struggles by putting a happy, lovable face on for the world. People do not tend to bare their hardships to others because our society considers it a sign of weakness. This is a tragedy considering that sharing our struggles with others is integral to recovering from them. All too often, rather than working on their problems, people will cover them up with a winning disposition. An outer personality that is covering up a troubled inner life may seem like an easy fix, but the unhealthiness going on below the surface can be purely devastating.

Everyone likes a charming personality. This may come in the form of flirting, having great social skills, being funny or amusing or being memorable in some other positive way. This outer layer of the personality is often what sells a person, but it is also frequently not the most genuine side of a person. People are often aware of how they come across and how important first impressions are, so they will go out of their way to develop an attractive social persona in order to win people over. However, if they are neglecting a mental health problem, past trauma, emotional issue or disorder, this can be destructive to good mental health. Even those who think they are on top of the world because they win people over initially will discover that the truth of who they are comes out the closer they get to another person.

People may use an attractive social personality to cover up anger issues, depression, anxiety or a range of other less popular ways of being than charming. Recovering from these conditions is possible but in order to do so, the outer false layer must be peeled back in order to access the vulnerable parts of the person. A person who is deliberately avoiding this is only hurting themselves.

Disguising Mental Problems with an Attractive Appearance

attractive appearanceHow often do we hear stories of someone who had a good image discovered to be a messed up person? This is a very frequent occurrence in our culture. We value appearance so highly that we neglect to care for and improve on what is going on beneath the surface. Mental illness and disorders are extremely prevalent in our society, but these conditions will not improve by covering them up with an attractive appearance. Hard work, patience and support are required in order for a person to recover from mental problems.

Our society values appearance very highly. An impressive wardrobe, good hair and skin and a toned body are at the top of everyone’s wish list and people put every ounce of their energy toward achieving it. Sadly, our culture obsessively strives for physical perfection all the while neglecting their internal self and the state of their mental health, leading to situations where people who were thought to be very well put together are actually found to be broken inside. People equate a good appearance with good moral character and mental stability, but outward appearance is a very bad way of determining the strength of these characteristics. Outward appearance is merely the package a person comes in. Their true identity lies beneath the surface of their appearance.

There are any number of mental problems that could be lying beneath the surface of an attractive appearance. Well dressed businessmen may prove to be sociopaths or sexual deviants. The beautiful prom queen may prove to be suicidal. The star athlete may prove to be an alcoholic. Mental disorders and addictions plague every level of society and often strike the people we would lease suspect of struggling because they are physically well put together. However, history proves time and time again that a pretty package does not equate to anything substantial.

Hiding Emotional Issues with a Dazzling Wardrobe

dazzling wardrobe emotional issuesThe healthy thing to do in life when struggling with an emotional issue of some sort is to seek treatment or psychologically sound recovery from it. However, as we all know, it is very common for people not to pursue a healthy recovery from emotional issues. It is much more likely for a person to run away from their problems than it is for them to confront them and grow as a person. People frequently attempt to bury their issues beneath a pleasing facade. One particular way of attempting to cover up and bury past traumas or hurts is by making one’s self aesthetically pleasing to compensate for what they feel is an ugly inside. Use of a dazzling wardrobe is particularly common in this sense.

An attractive wardrobe has long been a common method of covering up emotional issues. This is because it is human nature to assess a person by their outward appearance, and apparel is an integral part of someone’s appearance. When someone’s wardrobe is disheveled or wrinkled, we judge them to be a sloppy person. But when their wardrobe is pressed and clean we determine them to be impressive and worthwhile. This is partly due to our over exaggerated value on looks and partly due to a valuable instinct we have for categorizing people. Many people find working on their emotional issues too hard, so instead, they compensate for them by dressing in impressive clothes.

Ultimately, this way of thinking is harmful and misguided. When emotional issues are not dealt with, they fester beneath the surface and lead to much larger problems than the initial emotional issue was. Harboring pain, anger or fear is toxic to a person’s mental health the way that doing nothing to heal a disease is toxic to a person’s body. You may be able to cover up a wound with a pretty bandage, but unless it is properly cared for, it will only increase in harmfulness. If you think you can cover up emotional scars by dressing well, you will only hurt yourself.

Dysfunction Masked by Beauty

beautiful outside ugly insideHow many instances have you encountered when you are impressed by a person initially but overtime come to feel that there is something wrong with them? This is common because overcoming mental problems is difficult work, so many people prefer to simply cover up their mental problems with an appealing facade rather than put the necessary work into them. This results in a person who has an appealing outward persona and a dark, disturbed inner life.

One in every five people in North America has a mental disorder or some kind of past trauma they have not confronted. This may include common mental illnesses such as depression and addiction, or it may include a past traumatic event that affected the person’s life deeply. These struggles get buried by the progression of life events to the point that they require psychoanalysis, counseling and personal reevaluation. Many people try to go through life avoiding these challenges to their way of life and perception of the world, and bury their mental problems under a layer of falsities. They strive to charm the people they encounter with their false personality and keep their mental problems a secret. This works until someone draws close to them and sees through the facade they project to the world.

A person who is trying to manipulate others into buying their false personality will even go as far as to use their physical appearance as a means of winning people over. This is where the idea of a person who is beautiful on the outside but not beautiful on the inside comes from. People use their clothing and wardrobe to project an image of esteem and success, and their grooming habits to convince others of their flawlessness, all the while being dysfunctional on the inside. Mental problems only grow and poison a person from the inside out when they are not dealt with, so it is in everyone’s best interest for people to confront them and work at defeating them.