Actor Sameer Sharma’s demise lately was but once more a shock for the nation, following Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. The one factor not many missed is the previous’s Instagram put up on July 27, which was a poem, the primary few strains of which had been, “I constructed my pyre and slept on it, And with my fireplace was lit…”. Actor Richa Chadha’s remark, which caught consideration, learn, “This was a warning signal … RIP brother. It’s a tricky world.”
This raises many query: Has social media develop into a approach to gauge an individual’s temper and psychological well being too, in at this time’s time? Was Sharma’s put up hinting at his interior battle? Ought to we take social media so severely as to be giving warning indicators of an individual’s way of thinking, in the event that they put up a sequence of life classes, adverse quotes or ideas?
Actor Zareen Khan feels any sort of warning needs to be taken severely, whether or not on social media or wherever else. “In a spot the place everyone seems to be pretending to be comfortable, amongst that, if one is being brave sufficient to truly put out one thing perhaps as an indication of assist needs to be taken severely. I don’t assume there’s any hurt in checking on folks regularly. Everyone leads a really hectic life and busy, however I don’t assume it takes away something by sending a message r doing a 10-second name to your close to and expensive ones,” she says.
Nevertheless, Tisca Chopra is of the opinion social media can’t be sufficient by itself to determine what an individual goes by means of. She causes, “Not in and of by itself, however as I perceive, Sameer was dwelling alone. In occasions like these, that are once-in-a-lifetime, individuals are remoted, and social media is perhaps the one place the place you may really attain out to precise one thing you’re pondering. This can be the reality proper now, when one reads a little bit out of character. It’s good to achieve out. That is perhaps the one outlet at this level.”
In reality, Rajput’s Instagram posts may need been scientific and philosophical more often than not, however his feedback additionally hinted at how he felt overlooked from the movie trade. He had written in reply to a fan as soon as “In the event you don’t watch it (my movies) then they might throw me out of Bollywood. I’ve no Godfather, I’ve made you (all) my Gods and fathers. Watch it no less than if you want I do survive in Bollywood.”
Whereas it’s not potential to determine if a put up was written with a lot charged emotion, many really feel one can’t conclude something simply from social media.
Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub says folks near the particular person can decide up on the indicators higher than others. “Solely folks in contact or near them would know and might perceive. If I learn anyone’s put up, I simply comply with them, I don’t know them. I can’t know ki yeh insaan aisa nahi hai. The world of social media is big, everybody can’t perceive that one thing isn’t wonderful. Their shut folks ought to attain out, discuss to them, inform them to seek the advice of a psychiatrist. Particularly on this part like lockdown, the one approach to meet somebody is social media, and other people can see if somebody is reacting negatively. Even I get calls someday ‘why are you being so offended over issues’,” tells us the Raees (2018) actor.
Shama Sikandar is of the opinion, having battled bipolar dysfunction herself, that one can by no means totally know what the opposite particular person goes by means of. “The state of a psychological being is so complicated, you can not ever totally know, even if you happen to communicate to somebody, that there isn’t a hope for the particular person. Even if you happen to now, it’s troublesome to resolve whether or not this particular person will commit suicide or not. It’s on that particular person’s interior power,” she says.
She additionally advises folks to not really feel responsible about not having the ability to cease the particular person from taking any step. “This isn’t your burden to hold. What’s your burden and what you have to be acutely aware about, is taking a small step of being acutely aware in direction of asking somebody how they’re feeling, day by day, no matter time.”
Scientific psychologist Pulkit Sharma explains to us, “Social media is just not enough to conclude but when somebody feels depressed or hopeless, will probably be there of their ideas. Wherever they write, be it a letter, or social media put up, will probably be influenced by their ideas. I imply the factor is we must always chorus from making a conclusion out of it. But when somebody has a adverse way of thinking, it can replicate of their social media posts additionally.
BIGGEST SIGNS: Signal of despair or suicide is hopelessness. If somebody says ‘life could be very grim, there isn’t a hope, every thing is wanting murky’, or if somebody is expressing an enormous sense of loss, these are indicators. Social media can’t be the parameter nonetheless. If somebody has a sure way of thinking, that can be mirrored. When you find yourself hopeless and never as acutely aware, yeh cheez social media pe nahi likhenge.
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