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The Only Thing You Need To Watch This World Suicide Prevention Day Could Help Save A Life


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Suicide is real. It's as real and hard-hitting a truth as any. But, time after time, we fail to understand and accept the gravity of the situation. Time and again, we fail to address it for what it really is. Because we'd rather live in denial that everything is ‘A-Okay' until it's not and then, we want to feel shameful of the deed and the past. We'd rather sweep it right under the carpet. Because if it isn't there, then, it isn't there, right? 

Wrong. 

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Suicide has never been more pressing a matter than before. And games like the Blue Whale Challenge seem to have an easy access to vulnerable souls who need nothing but help and a shoulder to cry on. Instead, we lock it all away until some pseudo online “game” claims the lives of a few. And then, the blame game starts. It's so easy to lay blame on a game. When really, we only have ourselves to blame for someone's suicide. Maybe if we were more open a society; and less judgmental and superficial, we'd be able to see a clearer picture of the ugly truths. 

We need to start talking; we need to start reaching out; accepting our issues and asking for help. This video, by The Mpower Center and The Mpower Foundation by the Aditya Birla Education Trust, aims to end stigma and encourage dialogue around mental health. 

The video portrays the brother sharing his mental stress and turmoil through a letter and his sister frantically hoping that his brother hasn't taken any drastic steps. To her relief, he has not taken such steps and is instead reaching out for help. Everyone is not quite so lucky, to see the signs and ask for help, so the video urges us all to listen for the signs. It could save a life. 

My news feed was full of status updates today because a very prominent indie musician of the country, Karan Joseph died. The reason of his death: We don't know yet. What we know? That it was a suicide. 

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It's sad. Karan wasn't a nationwide, Bollywood musician, no. But, he was a popular name at every indie music fest; every homegrown creative publication knew him and the music fraternity held him at a very dear place. Now, he's no more. 

I'm not saying anymore about his death or the fact that he did commit suicide. I'm just going to say that we need to open up the conversations more so that we at least get to seeing reason enough to not lead to suicide. 

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This World Suicide Prevention Day, let us make a pledge to lend a ear to listen to someone's cry for help.

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