Gone too soon, Sushant Singh Rajput. Another reminder to take mental health seriously

Written By: Megha Paul
Delhi Published: Jun 15, 2020, 04:36 PM(IST)

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Sushant Singh Rajput's death is another reminder that mental health is real. We must always listen and keep an eye out for each other, and watch for the signs because someone confiding in you may not always be saying it in words. 

It’s human to fail, to be faulty, to be distressed and to seek that love which you know you deserved, for in that love you found your strength. People have a lot of opinions about suicide.  

Suicide is right, wrong, for the faint-hearted and god knows what not. No, it’s just a constant ongoing battle with severe depression, which you eventually lose, and that does not make you a weak person.  

Suicide is not a spur of the moment act. The thought of it lurks around in your subconscious even while you are partying, being happy in that crowd, being out there, doing everything to seek that completeness by your standards or the one that the world imposes on yours. It’s a well thought out act. It just needs a trigger eventually to shut your gut off completely and taking your life away. Because you are just TIRED…Tired of every sham, every lie, every dream, every failure and the vast emptiness...And things went wrong too many times. 

Please don’t judge, condition, blabber myths and isms. Stop a friend, or any human getting caught in this rut in the effort to seek the self. Don’t be a best friend but when someone is going through severe depression, the least you can do is tap it, and let them speak, speak and speak. They will eventually move on. But you might just save another life from moving on a bit too far away in a too far off land.  

Sushant Singh Rajput, our Delhi boy, marked his debut in Bollywood with 'Kai Po Che!' in 2012 and went on to deliver massive hits like 'PK' and 'Kedarnath'. His biggest hit till date remains 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', wherein he essayed the role of our much-loved cricketer Dhoni and went on to bag his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. My eternal favourite movies of his are the romantic comedy 'Shuddh Desi Romance' and action thriller 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi'. 

I loved the way he acted and made it big in Bollywood. At a time when godparents in Bollywood have become a norm, this engineer boy struggled and danced his way into the Silver screen.  

Let Sushant Singh Rajput's farewell be another reminder that mental health is real. We must always listen and keep an eye out for each other, and watch for the signs because someone confiding in you may not always be saying it in words. 

Ernest Hemingway said, ‘The sun also sets’.  

If you or someone you know wants help for mental well being, don't hesitate to talk to a professional. Aasra (Mumbai) 022-27546669, 98204 66726, Sneha (Chennai) 044-24640050, Sumaitri (Delhi) 011-23389090, Cooj (Goa) 0832- 2252525, Jeevan (Jamshedpur) 065-76453841, Pratheeksha (Kochi) 048-42448830, Maithri (Kochi) 0484-2540530, Roshni (Hyderabad) 040-66202000, Lifeline 033-64643267 (Kolkata), Parivarthan (Bangalore) +91 76766 02602

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(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed above are the personal views of the author and do not reflect the views of ZMCL) 
 

Megha Paul

Megha Paul is a travel journalist from Bangalore. She specialises in hard news, interviews, lifestyle and travel writing.

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