It’s been only few days since we all have started grieving the sudden demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He died committing suicide on the morning of 14 June, at his home in Bandra, Mumbai. He was 34 years old.
There have been many speculations about his death in all the media outlets on the causes which was sensational. Several actors kept pointing fingers at each other, trying to settle their scores, making it ugly.
He was a television actor who went into the film industry and was a rising star of the Bollywood. He took up many exceptional roles and delivered them with all his heart and did justice to whatever part he played. He charmed his way into the minds and hearts of the audiences.
One thing his death has taught is that, it is as important to maintain the mental health as you care for your physical health.
Your parents take great efforts since the moment you are born. Fix appointments regularly with the doctors and get you checked to make sure you stay healthy.
As you grow up, parents do take notice of your physical health but when it comes to your mind, they expect you to communicate with them. They wouldn’t know what is going on in your mind. Your thoughts are private and exclusively known to you alone.
So when you feel like you’re going out of your mind, you really need to start talking. If not parents, then at least you could share it to the people whom you trust. It can be anyone, your friends, cousins, siblings etc. But the important thing is you open your mouth and speak up.
Having it inside your head, thinking about it and torturing yourselves with it, isn’t doing anything good to you. Sharing it with someone eases up your mind to some extent and also the person listening to you can come up with some suggestion which will help you out of your situation.
It is very important to have people in your life whom you can depend upon when you’re at the lowest point of your life. Those people are going to be your light in the times of darkness. They will pull you back when you fall down. they will support you and help you stand back in your feet.
They will push you to be the better person. They make sure you don’t struggle in your life. They can guide you into getting engaged in activities which will take your mind off things. When your mind is occupied with things which gives peace, you’ll not have thoughts which are unnecessary.
Create close relationships with your loved ones. Start talking and form a bond within you. Have it a point to share every thought to them, good or bad. When a trust is formed, there will be a shared feeling. Emotions change and helps you become emotionally strong.
Hiding your scary thought would never do good to you or your loved ones.
It’s impossible to live a full life on your own, unless you’re happy simply to be you. Thinking you’ll always be free to do what feels right and is fulfilling to you. That’s not the way things really are.
Because there many people who are affected by your actions knowingly or unknowingly. So when you take your life, you’re taking their life’s essence away, not giving them an option to be happy. I’m sure you are not that selfish to snatch the light of everyone’s lives around you.
Especially your parents, they give birth and tend to you weaving their own dreams of seeing you reach heights but your one moment of vulnerability will cause them their whole lives.
Depression is a dark place full of one-way roads of feeling which is very confusing. Even when you feel so much better, you have to keep working at seeing people for who they are by offering more of the self you’ve always tried to keep hidden. That feels so hard and risky, but once through that fear you will feel relief and get so much in return.
Stay healthy, stay safe!