Hollywood Is Ahead In The Discussion On Mental Illness

Selina Gomez | Sushant Sing Rajput

Sudarsan Roy | SEP 18, 2020

  An atmosphere of open discussion on mental illness may not have been created in India yet.  Many people still can’t accept that mental illness is a normal occurrence.  So people are embarrassed to talk about mental illness.  But according to medical science, it is possible to get a lot of relief in open discussion, it can even become part of the medical system.

Mental depression, bipolar disorder is a very familiar topic nowadays.  However, there are problems in open discussion about it in different cases. Discussing these in the workplace can lead to difficulties. Sometimes, talking openly also creates problems in getting a job.  However, there is a need for open discussion about mental illness.

 Recently, the issue of mental illness has come to the fore in the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput.  Needless to say, Sushant never said anything publicly about his mental illness before he died.  The issue of mental illness came to the fore through his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty in the aftermath of his death.

   Many think that if Sushant had talked openly about this, he might have got rid of this problem;  He might not have had this consequence.

  If we compare Hollywood with Bollywood in this regard, we can see that Hollywood is far ahead.  Let’s talk about Selina Gomez.  She has spoken about her mental illness in various interviews and even at award functions.  She talks about how she spent his days of mental depression, what her treatment was like.

  During an Instagram Live Selina was talking to singer Miley Syrus; she said, “I went to one of the best mental hospital in America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realised that I was bipolar , I was equal parts terrified and relieved-terrified because the vail was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered with various depressions and anxieties for so many years.”