Monday, July 27, 2020

Social neglect causes double trauma to mental patients

The 2007 movie Taare Zameen revolves around a boy who suffers from dyslexia. He has problems in reading and writing but his parents or teachers do not understand his illness, as a result he is treated like a mean child and is sent away from home to boarding school. 

 

 

In fact, the film drew attention to the serious social problem that exists in the society in which the society deals with people suffering from mental illness, knowingly and unknowingly discriminatory and oppressive behavior.

 

For a person have special importance


Values ​​such as "Arogyam Param Param Bhagyam", "Health Health Sarvath means" for a person have special importance. No person wants to suffer from any kind of deformity, physically or mentally, rather he wants to lead a healthy, stable and happy life, but this is not possible with all the people forever. Sometimes a person is born diseased due to some genetic reasons or sometimes some unfortunate events disturb life. 

 

In this disastrous physical life of today, in which the person is moving away from restful nature or natural life, the prevalence of mental illnesses in the society is only increasing. It is these mental illnesses that sometimes take such a severe form that human beings succumb to the vicious patterns of suicide, in fact, this suicide is also a mental disease in itself.

 

Community responsibility of human society


Similarly, whether it is a condition like retardation or a severe mental illness like schizophrenia, mental diseases in themselves cause great shock to the patient, dissolving the poison in his happy life. That is why it becomes a community responsibility of human society to show its sympathy to the people suffering in this way, to behave in a loving manner, as well as to contribute as much power in leading a dignified life. 

 

But when society deviates from its obligations, treats the patients with disrespectful behavior, it not only gives double shock to the mental patients, but also represses the constitutional right and human rights of their dignified life.


The right to live a life of equality and dignity is actually a natural right of a person, which is defined as the fundamental right in the democratic governance system, Article 14 (equality) and Article 21 (warm life) of the constitution.

 

Equality is not visible anywhere


Now the basic question is that just because a person is suffering from some kind of mental illness such as insanity or it does not have the ability to think, think and think as it does in normal people, does it mean that with him Be treated secondarily and violate its right to equality; It is a violation of human rights. 

 

This type of neglectful behavior can be seen at every level of society. He is treated differently in his own family, instead of understanding and helping him, the tendency to ignore or despise him puts additional pressure on the patient. 

 

In such a situation, the question arises that after all, how many rights are there for a healthy and normal person, why not as much as that? Then whether it is about cinema or media, art or literature; The name of equality is not visible anywhere.

 

Contribution of Movies


 

Talking of cinema, only a few films like Khamoshi, Taare Zameen Par and Gujarish have been made in which attempts have been made to shed light on this subject. A serious problem prevailing in the society, forcing the society to think and change its discriminatory behavior, requires a serious kind of cinematic presentation, because the extent of the reach of cinema is serious and stable effect on the viewer mind Can do this work better. 

 

The same thing applies in the context of our media. The attention of the media world never went seriously towards this deprived section of the society while discussing meaningless with provocative and unhelpful topics like Talathonka Halla-Bol.

 


Contribution of print, electronic/social media

 

If print, electronic and social media raise the problems of people with such mental illness sensitively, discuss it; Give a serious message to the society, to the civil society, to those associated with political power, to jurists, teachers, doctors, local administration; Make them a participant in this discussion and motivate all these systems to draw attention to the welfare of the deprived people, so that the neglectful attitude of the society will be weak and sensitivity will increase.



This sensitization of the society is really the panacea of ​​a mental patient. Many such examples pass before us in the society in which even the disabled person touches the heights of success with the encouragement of his loved ones. Therefore, there is a need to keep this neglected but important issue prominently by the general media.

 

Education and literature

 

Two basic pillars such as education and literature can also be a part of this initiative, because in today's education system, there is an overall lack of such a theme and textual structure that allows the development of the ability to fight mental disorders such as depression and depression on one's own. 



Simultaneously, there also seems to be an absolute lack of knowledge of how to teach children from childhood to sensitivity to people suffering from specific mental illnesses. 

 

The lack of this element in the education system has encouraged the social neglect trend in the society, not only that but this lack has encouraged the creation of a society which is not ready to consider the mentally challenged deprived part of the society. , They consider him an officer of this disregard.


In fact, education can prove to be a panacea in the solution of this macabre problem. This is the medium that will bring the matter of welfare of this deprived class in the literature and will inspire this evasion in the intellectual world by making them the center of discord and suggest solutions for them.

 


Great men in Indian society



There have been many great men in Indian society like Gandhi, Buddha, Mahavir, Vivekananda, who have encouraged the victims of social neglect, by considering male service as Narayan service, and taking it into their lives. Part-3 and 4 of the Indian Constitution talks about building a democratic and egalitarian society by accepting their welfare. 

 

 

Under this, the Mental Health Act was also made in 1987, in which efforts are being made to amend it recently so that it can be strengthened. Similarly, people are also expected in basic duties to respect the equality of all citizens.





Conclusion


Long-term and multi-faceted solutions to the problems of people suffering from mental disorders are possible only through public participation. Different sections of society have to understand that sympathy and love from some deformed people will be the foundation for building a society where a person will not be motivated to commit suicide due to depression, as well as it will help in establishing social harmony because After all, even a mental patient is a human; In this context, some lines of former Prime Minister Atal ji seem very appropriate-


"All the free born here will find death and death,
Then what kind of bond in which humans will become from animals. "

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