Mental illness cannot be seen or touched, making diagnosing it much harder. But the mind is a complex organ and can often hide authentic problems. Usually, there are no real telltale signs until the person starts showing symptoms of an issue. But what if you could see the potential for an issue before it became a reality? What if your subconscious was trying to warn you about something? And what if our dreams mean something more profound than just pictures and memories?
In this article, we will look at six dreams that predict mental health issues.
Dream about falling
A dream about falling is one of the most common dreams that predict signs of mental health issues. About two-thirds of people will have this dream sometime during their lifetime. Falling dreams sometimes occur when a person feels a lack of control in their life or feels like their life is falling apart like a house of cards.
If you are currently feeling out of control, your subconscious may be warning you about potential mental health issues. This can be especially true if you feel you have lost control over your life or are being pushed around by others. Falling dreams can also be a way for your subconscious to express feelings of anxiety and fear. So, if you are experiencing these types of feelings, your dreams about falling are warning you that you need to seek help.
Dream about swimming
If you find yourself swimming in your dream, it is possible that you are experiencing signs of anxiety and depression. Swimming dreams are fairly common, and unfortunately, not too many people pay attention to them.
While swimming dreams can predict signs of depression and anxiety, your subconscious may also be anticipating the signs of a different mental health issue. These types of swimming dreams can be a sign that you are feeling overwhelmed in your life or are afraid of the unknown.
The meaning of this dream varies according to the context. For example, if you swam in the ocean, it indicates wealth and new opportunities, while a dream of swimming in dirty water or a river indicates mental issues that need to be addressed.
If this is a recurring dream, I recommend reading this detailed swimming dream meaning.
Dream about being chased
Do you ever have weird dreams about being chased by something or someone? Maybe it’s a monster, or maybe it’s just your imagination. Either way, most people will probably interpret this as a sign that they are afraid of something.
Dreaming about being chased also predicts signs of mental health issues. If you find yourself being chased in your dreams, you may be experiencing anxiety, or you feel as if you are overwhelmed with responsibilities.
Although anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues, being chased in your dreams can also be a sign of other issues which need to be addressed with your therapist.
Dream about earthquake or other natural disasters
An earthquake in your dream represents a disruption in your life or a shift in your thinking. You may feel as though everything that you thought was solid and safe has changed, and you have to adjust accordingly.
Many people find it challenging to adapt to rapid changes, which often causes them anxiety and fear. So if you dream of an earthquake or other natural disaster, such as hurricane dream or tornado dream, and it feels genuine, your subconscious may be trying to warn you about a mental health issue. However, this dream could also represent pent-up emotions that need to be released before they cause further damage. Therefore, it is crucial to start removing anything that causes you anxiety or makes you feel as if nothing in your life is solid and stable.
Dream about not being able to open eyes
Have you ever had a dream where you couldn’t open your eyes? This can be a terrifying experience and leave you feeling trapped, helpless, and confused. Opening your eyes in a dream is usually symbolic of something. You might not be opening your eyes because you are afraid or don’t want to see the truth. Alternatively, the fact that you can’t open them could mean there is something about yourself that you cannot face or accept.
This dream often deals with low self-esteem or problems that you know exist but act as if they don’t exist or don’t want to see them. If you continue like this, these problems can take on proportions that make your mental health worse.
Don’t underestimate the importance of your dreams
Your dreams can be a source of information about yourself that you cannot reach during the day. Your subconscious mind chooses this time to show you things that are hidden somewhere deep down. And by ignoring them, you’re risking missing some insights about yourself and possibly even some solutions for your problems that your subconsciousness might offer. Make your mental health your priority!