With the number of suicide cases increasing every year, celebs feel more awareness about mental health, a shoulder to lean on and a lot of support can help avoid such situations. TV actors Vijayendra Kumeria, Savi Thakur, Aashish Mehrotra, Rahul Sharma share their views on how these thoughts can be discouraged.
Vijayendra Kumeria: I think what is required is that we become more sensitive towards people and be there for our loved ones. We need to address the issues when someone is feeling low and help them get out of it instead of asking them to stop sulking. Trolling and backlashing on social media should also stop. As an individual one should also open up about their feelings and not suppress them. Instead of feeling miserable they should talk about it. There should definitely be more awareness about depression as even now people don't take this condition seriously.
Aashish Mehrotra: The easiest thing to do today is to talk nicely to everyone, because you need to have courage to do something wrong, else anything and everything can be done in this world with love. All that a person, who is suffering from depression and anxiety, needs a shoulder or a person to talk to. It hardly takes 15 minutes or an hour to have a good conversation where he should be told that whatever he is thinking is wrong, or that he is just thinking from one perspective. One who feels that they are depressed or on the verge of depression, they should just find the right person with whom they can share everything and can discuss and talk it out because if it will stay inside you, it will kill you and ultimately you will take that step. I have seen there is a growth in people coming forward to help people struggling with such thoughts, so come out of your shell. Even if you are depressed, speak openly because there is nothing wrong in it. I have gone through depression and luckily I had people with whom I can talk to. They explained to me that sometimes it takes time as you are expecting things to fall into the right place, but they don’t, because they have their own pattern and time. What you need to do is face it, fight it and believe in yourself. This will give you the motivation and power to do the right thing.
Savi Thakur: We should not say anything harsh to anyone, because even if it's not been said intentionally, it can still affect the other person badly. Suicide is definite not a sign if a weak person, you need a lot of guts for that. I guess on a personal level we should be nice to everyone, we should also respect others and understand their situation. We should put ourselves in others shoes and understand the situation they are in.
Rahul Sharma: There are many reasons behind suicide, if I talk about industry it can be financial problem, heartbreak, family issues and a lot of other things which I have seen in my life. When you go through financial pressure and if you are smart enough then you can handle it, but when you face a couple of things together it is very difficult to cope up. I have gone through that phase. You are doing everything possible but nothing works out for you, that feeling of falling down when there is nobody to support you is the worst feeling ever. You have your family, but you can’t share it with them because they will get stressed. But if you are going through it then please share with anyone be it your family or someone with whom you have a good relation. If you are unable to stop the thought then it will lead to suicidal thoughts. Share with family and friends who will not judge you, try thinking positive thoughts and don’t take much pressure of becoming famous. It's not a cowardly act because the person going through the trauma only knows the pain.
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