We sometimes ignore people’s messages when they want to talk to us. We call them names or crack jokes when they might be already upset with their lives. If they share their problems, we call them ‘rotlu‘. If they say they are depressed some of us shun them as if it’s a taboo. We forget we hung out with them in good times when we get too busy to be with them in their bad times…
We all have done such things sometimes.. either directly or even being a silent spectator to someone’s misery. Today we are shocked, tomorrow we’ll forget. 😩
This isn’t a one-off case. There have been many Sushants previously and there may be many like him in our circle too.
According to the WHO, 1 in every 4 person suffers from mental health issues. Sometimes children to sometimes elder people, people from humble background or the high-end class of society. Your class topper, office colleague, your doorman or maid, the guy next door. Anyone literally.
We are all posting about mental health. It’s great. Let’s put it in action. Let us be kind and compassionate. Let us be approachable.
And beyond social media, let us build true relationships with people who’ll hold our hands when things go wrong.
Repeat after me and feel the magic of such positive affirmations
P. S. One of the most important things to remember is that it will get better. On the days I felt like everything was getting worse and out of my control I just kept reminding myself that things will get better and it’s just a phase and that too shall pass.
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