The Path Of Mental Peace

The Path Of Mental Peace

The Path Of Mental Peace

-By Bansari Pujara

The life is a complicated mystery, every time someone comes close to unraveling the baffling mysteries of it, it tosses more out of the box of its tricks. Regardless of the numerous efforts, the human mind has always come close to comprehending life but never quite fully wrapped around this miracle.

As beautiful as life is supposed to be, it throws a lot on the people, whether it is the love with pain, or a loveless pain. Everyone is battling something or the other, whether it is  broken leg or a broken heart.

The trauma of life, the imbalance of the hormones have led humans to suffer from mental illnesses. Anxiety, depression, bipolarity, schizophrenia all a culmination of the imbalance of the hormones, that can’t be cured with a pop of the pill.

Mental illness, it is like dodging your own mind. How does one truly fight the enemy, when the enemy looks like oneself? Hormones like cortisol, vasopressin, oxytocin, may be produced in mere quantities, but the lack of it or even the excess of it, may make one lose their stability in their minds. Questions about mortality, constant fear, despair all runs throughout their head. Unable to shut these noises telling them, they are not good enough, constantly wearing them off, doubting each step of their lives, often than never, they take the extreme step, suicide. Right from self-harm to suicide, these people are tagged as weak, not realizing that they were brave enough to take such grave steps, to silence the voices in their heads.

The shame attached to mental illness still prevails in India, downplaying the severity to avoid going to the doctors, to be scared to be accepted by the society are the major reasons that in India, mental illness treatment is not easy. There is a dire need to put an end to this stigma, it is like having a severe cold, but not going to the doctor, because “WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?” is it better to die, than to act out? This dangling question is the only answer to the road of mental peace. There is more to just the chemical imbalance, the physical key factors, but all in once the solution lies in wanting the cure, reaching out and asking for help, because suicide or self-harm should never be a solution