Sleep problems varies including difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep at night, waking up not feeling rested or not sleeping at all. Chronic sleep deprivation affects your psychological and mental health and may lead to difficulty functioning at work, executing family responsibilities, in social activities, and other important areas of functioning.
Sleep Deprivation May Impact Your Mental Health
Stress can arise in response to pressures from a situation or life events such as academic, family, or work demands, a traumatic event, a threat to one’s feeling of self, a feeling that one has no control over a situation, or a significant life changing event. Stress may be better defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
The National Institute of Mental Health identifies suicide as a major public health concern and defines: Suicide as a purposeful act of taking one’s own life from a self-inflicted injurious behavior with intent to die by the cause. Suicide Attempt- as engaging in actions that could cause a person to die such as by self-inflicted injury, non-fatal or potentially injurious behavior. Suicidal Ideation- as engaging in thoughts about, consideration of, or planning for suicide.