The mysterious suicide of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput has raised up a conversation and importance across the country about complex issues from mental health to the work environment in the Bollywood industry. Various big revelations were made and many actors and actresses spoke about it straightforwardly.
Sushant Singh Rajput, our small town Boy marked his debut in Bollywood with ‘Kai Po Che!’ in 2012 and before coming into Bollywood industry he began starring in Pavitra Rishta in 2009 as Manav Deshmukh, a serious and mature character working as a mechanic to support his family. He also delivered some great hits like ‘PK’ and ‘Kedarnath’. His blockbuster movie remains ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ till date, where he performed the role of our most loved cricketer MS Dhoni, this movie was one of his successful movies and after this he gained such a great amount of love and respect from his followers. This genius lad was also the National Olympiad Winner in Physics. Sushant also assisted the director Mohit Suri during the filming of Raaz 2.
He was self sufficient and that’s why he suffered nepotism in this appealing Industry. He is often touted as another SRK in Bollywood since he had no family relation in the glamour industry and made it big after being part of Indian T.V. Sushant self-confessed he used to mimic King Khan during his school days to impress girls. I loved how he made his presence in Bollywood, at this time when it’s very difficult for non-star kids or for those who don’t have their Godparents in Bollywood. Sushant always performed like a star and never showed his fireworks of being a star. He came all the way from being an engineer to a self-made star into the Silver screen. Watching Sushant onscreen in “Dil Bechara” for the last time, I didn’t cry nearly, I was shattered. It is safe to say that most of us shedding tears by the end of the film, there are many dialogues from Sushant’s last Film ‘Dil Bechara’ That will stay with us forever and one of them is ‘Janam kab lena hai aur marna kab hai hum decide nahi kar sakte, par kese jeena hai who hum decide kar sakte hai’.
Although the exact reason for his demise is still unknown and some investigation is going on but according to the reports till date showed that he was suffering with mental health issues from past few months. Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise is another reminder for all of us to take mental health seriously, we must not laugh out on someone who is suffering mentally, instead we should observe them and try to talk with them, watch for the signs in them because what someone is feeling may not always be saying it in words. Depression is one extreme to another, you’re either so high with happiness or so low that you doubt the world will have color again. Depression is a disorder that can influence everything you do in your daily life. It is not something you can quickly recuperate. To treat this the suffered person should talk with someone about his thoughts and feelings. Thou it can also be treated by some therapy and medication.
During Covid-19 Pandemic situation many people are now suffering with this issue as due to this condition many lost their jobs and eventually thinking to end their life now, With treatment and support, most individuals with depression can recover. Eating a healthful diet and partaking in physical activity can make a significant difference to the recovery time, as well as improving the general health and state of mind.
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green
We can help them to cope with depressions symptoms, overcome negative thoughts, and regain their energy, optimism, and enjoyment of life. We can ask a depressed person some questions like,
“When did you begin feeling like this?”
“Did something happen that made you start feeling this way?”
Remember, being supportive involves offering encouragement and hope. Very often, this is a matter of talking to the person in language that they will understand and can respond to while in a depressed state of mind.
Support and be with the person who is depressed, try to make them feel full of life as in depression the life is all black and white for them, so show them the colors of this beautiful world. One of the most important things you can do to help a friend or relative with depression is to give your unconditional love and support throughout the treatment process. This involves being compassionate and patient, which is not always easy when dealing with the negativity, hostility, and moodiness that go hand in hand with depression. Invite your loved one to join you in uplifting activities, like going to a funny movie or having dinner at a favorite restaurant, Playing some video games together or going in some get-together parties. Exercising and some yoga/Meditation can be of great help for such people.