A week back we came across the most disturbing news of 2020 . The demise of Sushant Singh Rajput due to suicide.
A week back the news channel and social media was filled with mental health concerns and #mentalhealthmatters was trending.
A week back everyone was checking on each other that whether they are in good condition or not ?
A week after the tragic incident everything is returning back to normal. The #mentalhealthmatters isn’t trending anymore on Instagram and Twitter and we have already started behaving like the usual self which we were before the incident because we are done with #mentalhealthmatters because it was just an social media obligation which need to be fulfilled.
We woke from long sleep for a week and we are going to sleep again until and unless any other tragedy like this happens again.
Taking the most urgent wake up call for week isn’t going to make any difference . We need to be persistently awake then only we will be able to make any change in the present scenario of the most depressed country in the world.
A study reported in WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of the serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences. Though there are effective measures and treatments, there is an extreme shortage of mental health workers like psychologists, psychiatrists, and doctors. As reported latest in 2014, it was as low as ”one in 100,000 people”. The average suicide rate in India is 10.9 for every lakh people and the majority of people who commit suicide are below 44 years of age.
Almost 80% people diagnosed with mental sickness do not seek any kind of treatment and there are 150 million more who need access to therapy and this is projected to increase by 20% by 2020.
These statistics are quite scary but we Indians still haven’t taken the issue of depression seriously. If we aren’t going to take it seriously people suffering will continue to suffer and people bullying will continue to be ignorant.
In today’s world people already feel depressed due to various known and unknown reasons and we as a community add fuel to the fire by constantly judging them and trolling them.
Have we ever thought why we are doing this ?
What pleasure we are getting from making someone life’s more messier?
What we are achieving by forcing someone into suffering?
On one hand we are supporting that people should speak about their mental health more often and people should stop doing back bitching because we really don’t know how it is affecting the other person and on the other hand we are trolling celebrities, judging and blaming people.
What kind of hypocrite behaviour is this ?
We should know that a life exists outside social media which is much precious than that on social media. We should not forget that mental health really matters .
We need to understand that we should behave kindly towards everyone so that even if they are going through something messy they will get some positive energy from your behaviour .
Life is a precious gift by god, and it should not be wasted and disrespected by creating troubles in others life.