World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 creates awareness to prevent suicides. The idea is to spread positivity, give people hope and courage to face different issues of life and be by the side of those who feel vulnerable, sad or dejected. Suicidal thoughts are common, many of us have it at some point of life. Celebs share their thoughts on the importance of the day and personal experiences. The pace of life has become super fast in terms of career especially in the metro cities. Also, in entertainment industry, suicide is becoming a common issue. They also address these concerns. Here’s what they said:
As human beings, we have become quite insensitive while chasing materialistic goals. It is important to normalise mental health as much as physical. And this should start at home where parents should create awareness among their children of the importance of mind, issues it faces and that mental well-being is as important as your physical health. This will make a child comfortable very early in opening up with friends/family and seeking therapies for their mental well being. Personally, I’ve had both ups and downs but fortunately I have consciously made sure to prioritise my mental health. And this won’t have been possible without the strong support I have in the form of friends and family.
In our lives, we face many ups and downs and there are times where in extremely difficult situations people get such thoughts. But, suicide is the not the way to deal with your problems. One must keep calm and try to find a solution to their problems or they should get help from their family members or friends in such cases. We should control our thoughts and if anyone is getting thoughts to end their own lives then they must definitely try and control that urge. Crises are a part of life, but ending your life is not the solution. Yes, even I got such thoughts once but thinking about my loved ones I got over it and tried to find a solution. By being alive, you can find a way but taking your own life will not end your troubles rather would hurt your loved ones.
We should seriously address mental health issues, reach out to people even without work to just make sure they know that someone is there for them. There should be safe places for people to share their true feelings, emotions and thoughts without the fear of being judged or misunderstood. This “safe place” can be a person or people or a group.
I have never experienced such thoughts. I would just like to say that one shouldn’t take stress about anything, you have to deal with the situations patiently and go with the flow. One should be ready to face difficult situations as life is all about ups and downs. To stop such lingering thoughts you should be around people who make you the happiest and if you are dealing with problems, then it should be discussed with your near and dear ones as they will help you to find a solution.
Yes, I had suicidal thoughts during my preboards in school. But what prevailed on me was the firm belief that I always had in Hanuman ji and his blessings. The thoughts were soon changed from I am failure to I need to prove I can do it to, I will do it. To stop getting suicidal thoughts, one needs to have a firm belief in all situations. With social media life has become so busy that nobody has time for anyone and telling humans as social animals is nowhere seen in this fast paced life and this has made every individual very lonely. In the entertainment industry if you are successful it’s always lonely on the top and if you are a struggler, nobody wants to be associated with you as you bring nothing on the table, so either way you are a lonely soul and that gives rise to depression. In such situations learn to believe in yourself and your God.
It’s really good that you have asked us to share our thoughts on this topic and it’s extremely important because what we have seen in the last two years, there was a kind of irritation among everyone. I never had suicidal thoughts but yes all of us were definitely thinking that how our lives have stopped and what will happen next. Suicidal thoughts begin with depression, and thinking that what poeple around would say, people avoid going to psychiatrist. We must understand the signs because if you are not happy and feeling low and dull always then it’s an alarming sign. You should talk to your near and dear ones. Life is beautiful and you must learn how to deal with situations. Not only in the entertainment industry but people suffer from such thoughts everywhere. We should do things that keep us happy and also be physically fit because it will keep us mentally fit. Suicide is not a remedy. To anyone out there who’s hurting — it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength. I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don’t understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable. Living each day is one of the most extraordinary acts of courage.