Last year we heard about major sensational cases of Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide and Jia Khan’s case, who were not just the ordinary girls but the girls who made their name in the Indian TV industry and get failed in love life, so they gave up. Did they have the right to give up their life for a person who just came three to four years back, without even thinking about their parents who came in life much before that? Or I would rather ask wasn’t their life precious to ruin it for a chauvinist who didn’t understand their value and took them for granted and the answer is,’Yes, it was.’
Here I will narrate a real incident to enlighten on how nihilism of depression could turn bright as the shiny ray of the sun when it rises. I have a friend named Anu (fictional name) who was in love with a boy named Arun(fictional name) and they were happy in their relation till one year. They both were studying till that time in different colleges. Arun was very much possessive for her and eventually in one way or the other he got her disconnected from her friends. Even he hacked her social media accounts for some time to blackmail her. He just became her world & because of his dominating nature, she used to do whatever he asked her to do, like a slave. He used to assault her in public, but she couldn’t break her relation because she was not having any trustworthy friend at that time around her on whom she could rely. After a year both of them completed their college and got placed. Even after being in such a complicated relationship Anu wanted to marry with Arun. She was placed in a marketing company, and her schedule was hectic. Arun was also employed in reputed MNC and he started harassing her mentally, for working late at night and asked her to search for a better job profile; marketing was not a reputed field as per him. He started judging on her skills. Anu belonged to a middle-class family, who could hardly afford her education due to which she had the pressure of responsibility. She tried to search a new job, but all efforts were in vain. Gradually the fights between Anu and Arun increased. To lessen the turmoil in their relationship, finally, she resigned thinking that this will strengthen the bond of their relationship. A week after she resigned, Arun revealed that he wants to break up the relation as he is with another girl from last one month. Her life was wholly shaken as she was jobless and heartbroken at the same time and none of us was with her. This led her into depression.
However, within the fortnight, she found a new job but she could not come out of her depression. People around her in the hostel made her the topic of gossips. But she strived to live. She used cry hard in nights. The new job became her worst nightmare as she was entangled in the politics played by colleagues. On this sinking ship, her only lifeboat was her parents, due to which she couldn’t think of any drastic step to get rid of her life. Eventually, the eerie phase ended, and she got an amazing opportunity to step up her career after which she never turned back. After a few years, she found her Mr.Perfect.
Now, when we met at my home, she told about this incident while having sips of her tea. Her story is an inspiration for every ordinary person going through some mental trauma. Our life is precious. Some phase of life may be hell but there is always a ray of hope. Suicide should not be counted as suicide, it is a murder which is provoked by some other person whom we loved most, society and family relatives, due to which a person never come back home, even if he/she wants too. People need to come forward and share their depression stories to lessen the burden of their heart and mind and Deepika Padukone (Bollywood Actress)started the process last year, though her story and struggle is different, But thanks to her for being such a great inspiration. As we all have a responsibility towards our society, so please understand that and don’t accentuate the people who are already facing difficulty in their education, personal life or anything else. We should try to make people laugh, not cry. Nothing is better than inspiring a person to live his/her life on own conditions.