Not a psycho!
For the past 14 days, so many reports have come out. Obviously all cannot be addressed as it’s just too much to handle and there are way too many inputs from many sources.
Before you read on…
We are not mental health experts but we have experienced closely with mental health issues, like disorders, and have researched a lot once about this for personal reasons. We have even interacted with doctors, who specialize in treating mental health disorders. We have seen from up close the people who go through these disorders and how it affects them. Their families, how they go through this also. So we are sharing more from personal experience than anything else. Maybe one day, we’ll discuss more but for now this will suffice.
We have been reading that several personalities and a self-proclaim critic have been saying that there’s no way Sushant Singh Rajput was a psycho or weak in the mind. They said he is a smart person and cannot be mentally weak to die from depression.
The way people have been reacting to his depression shows how little most people are aware of mental health disorders. It’s almost as if they think it’s a myth or it’s a shame to have such a disorder.
It’s not a myth or a shame!
It’s not! Those with a mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar, anxiety and others are not psychos or weak in the mind! Psychos do exist but these people are not suffering from depression, they are mentally unstable. Lately with the availability of internet almost everywhere, you see these psychos do what they think is fun. Like microwaving a cat, throwing a dog off the roof and other worst incidents you can think of.
Being disturbed in life or feeling down does not mean you are crazy or you have mental weakness!
Kangana is wrong here when she said this:
He was a rank holder. How can his mind be weak? If you look at his last few posts, he is clearly saying, literally begging, ”Watch my films. I have no Godfather. I will be taken out of the industry”. In his interviews, he had expressed why the industry wasn”t accepting him. So is there no foundation of this incident?
She is speaking for her own experience where she said the industry people told her not to take any wrong step in life. Most likely she received these messages when she was publicly battling several industry bigwigs because obviously, people can’t believe that she is this daring to go out there and slam them publicly. So their logic is, she is mentally disturbed which is why she did that.
But her case and Sushant’s case is different. They didn’t both battle the same issues in Bollywood. She started way early and was naive and vulnerable. Sushant was already a grown-up man working in the industry. Both of their journeys are different, but here Kangana is connecting her journey and experience with his.
We just feel the need to address this since there might just be many with anxiety, depression or other mental health disorder that may have watched what she said. Having a mental health disorder doesn’t make you weak-minded or weak in the mind. It means you are wired differently and your brain is going through chemical imbalances. We all have anxiety in us, but sometimes it’s present more in someone else and they are not yet equipped with the mechanisms to handle anxiety.
A restless mind!
Like many of you who have been upset by Sushant’s passing and can’t sleep or do anything else without thinking of him, it’s similar to having general anxiety disorder.
And then there was this:
For the record, Mahesh Bhatt never claimed Sushant was a psycho! And neither did he claim the late Parveen Babi was a psycho. So how did this self-proclaim critic and many others sum it up as Sushant being a psycho? Clearly, this shows they know nothing about mental illness and straightaway assumed that a person is crazy just because he/she is depressed!
Of course a lot of people believed this man, forgetting the fact that he was the one spreading so many false news about Bollywood, including SSR. It didn’t take too long for him to join the blame game bandwagon without understanding the situation first.
Why does this self-proclaim critic matter so much? How does he have that many followers? He himself said that he does all this so Bollywood people recognize him and pay attention to him. Is it because people listen to him, that’s why Bollywood people stood up and took notice of him? Seriously, this is the same man who made and acted in the epic ‘Deshdrohi’!
Anyone suffering from a mental health disorder is not a psycho or a crazy person! Though Schizophrenia is listed under severe mental disorders, also known as psychotic disorders, it’s not the same as being crazy!
Mental illness is NOT Mental Weakness!
There’s nothing wrong in seeking treatment or seeing a psychiatrist or a counselor to feel and get better. If you are or feel like you are going through a mental health disorder, find out how you can seek treatment and what you can do to get better.
It’s 2020 already! There should not be a stigma surrounding mental health disorders. But sadly, this is how things are! Going through a mental illness is not easy and it’s unfortunate how many people struggle through it alone as they themselves can understand what they are going through.
As for the late Sushant Singh Rajput…
Many people are refusing to believe that someone like him did what he did. They would prefer to believe that he was forced to do that, he was bullied in life and that he was a struggling actor having a hard time. Sushant knew he was not well so did his family and his closest ones. They were aware that he was seeking treatment, they also knew that he stopped taking his medications and that he was disturbed. However, they didn’t know he was going to take such a drastic step.
Seeing most people’s reaction to the news that Sushant was suffering from depression makes sense why he did not let this be known publicly. Why he and his family and Rhea and her family kept news of his health illness away from his colleagues and from the media. No one knew, other than them.
Until now, some people believe he could not have done it. He could not have been struggling with a mental illness. It must have been the industry, the gossips and the blind items that did it. Sure it could be, but he has been around for years in this industry and he was well-aware of how things worked. For sure, he was not weak-minded!
One day we will share more about this issue. For now, this will do. The stigma around mental illness hurts those suffering from it and their loved ones. You can work in any field and still suffer from a mental disorder. It doesn’t pick and choose! Take a look around, in your own home and around you, and you will see.
The good news is, anyone with a mental health disorder CAN get better! We are proof of that and many others are too. Everyone on earth goes through highs and lows. Just have faith and hope…It’s only the beginning!