We Are All Mad Here!

It is a taboo in this so-called “perfect” society to speak about mental health and illness.

“You broke your leg? Perfectly fine! Have you got jaundice? I feel you! Come again, what did you say? You have Bipolar disorder? I am going to stay away…”

This is how we are conditioned to behave and react to psychological disorders. We are taught by our society, if not our parents, to avoid them and not talk about them. “Going to a psychologist? People will think you are crazy!”

This is how we are conditioned to behave and react to psychological disorders. We are taught by our society, if not our parents, to avoid them and not talk about them. “Going to a psychologist? People will think you are crazy!”

“Going to a psychologist? People will think you are crazy!”

Quoting from one of my favourite books of all time, for all the people I have come across in my life who react like this and see other people’s mental illnesses as a wonderful topic to gossip about, “We are all mad here”, you too! We are all messed up and insane and awkward and weird in our own way and we in no way stand in a position to criticise other people who need help to recover.

It is absolutely okay to say things like “I have a therapist!” or “I am seeking help for my mental illness” and be open about our psychological pain as we are about our physical ones.

XOXO
Jishnu

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9 Comments Add yours

      1. You’re so talented

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  1. Rajat Lahiri says:

    Well it’s so true. I know about a lot of these people who are actually extra ordinary.

    Good you thought about it

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  2. Tirthankar Das says:

    it’s the imperfections that make the homosapiens things of beauty. wonder why we forget!!
    Lovely put forward Jishnu! Certainly an issue to ponder over.

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    1. Thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more

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  3. Very well written Jishnu. It’s so important for our society to change it’s age old ways and freely discuss about mental health.

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