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Mental Illness Is A Real Illness – Dear Zindagi

One of the best quote in ‘Dear Zindagi’ film is the scene at the Mental Health Awareness Convention, a paradise for the psychologist, psychiatrist and therapist.
I love it so much, that I have to do this poster just to highlight it, for our awareness.
It’s true right?
We all can be ‘open’ when it comes to physical sickness, but when it’s mentally related, suddenly we are afraid to talk about it. Even worse, we just keep it to ourselves, which make us sicker and sicker everyday.
Mentally sick is not the same as physically.
You will not see any bruise and blood. But you will see a certain abnormal behaviour that is the result from that sickness.
Mood swing, anger without reason, intensive sadness, continuous stress and so much more. Each of them could mean different things, comes with different reason, and have different story about it.
I’m not saying that everything related about mind is a mental sickness, but we need to differentiate between mental sickness or just simply a normal emotional reaction (sad, happy, hurt etc).
In Psychology, we have a lot of name for this field, e.g. Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Forensic & Mental Health etc.
But they are all send the same message,
The health condition of our mental state.
When you saw someone bleeding, you don’t say to them
“Just suck it up! You just want some attention, don’t you?”
“Cool lah. It is all in your head je tu!”
Instead, you give them first aid, treat them, or help them to seek medical assistance. The same goes for mental health. Mental health is just like any other physical health.
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Dear Zindagi – Perspektif Terhadap Kehidupan Kita

A film that was recommended to me some time ago, but I just had the opportunity to watch it a few days ago.
A really great and beneficial film, especially to those still has no idea what’s being a psychologist is all about (although in the film it is focusing more on on the therapy/counselling part).

‘Dear Zindagi’ is a highly recommended film which aims to spread the awareness about mental health, is important just like any other kind of health.

I can give you two reason to watch this film:
First, the powerful message that was shown throughout the story of a struggling lady dealing with the problems and people around her, which ultimately begins from her childhood unfinished issues with her parents. After she learn to accept and forgive her past, only then she could move on with her present in order to have a bright future.
It is rather interesting to see when such a “simple” and “small” issue from someone’s childhood, affecting someone’s future, for the rest of their life. Isn’t family background typically become a strong and significant factor of someone’s hard life? And when it become worse, comes the criminal episode after that.
This film demonstrate that really well.
Second, the powerful message that was shown from the perspective of any so-called troubled youth nowadays, is actually just another side of the coin. We only see the trouble side, but never could we able to listen to their story, understand what they have been going through and really knows how to “deal” with them (and that is to connect).
I love it so much of this part because I always believe in someone’s different side of the story. Either when we’re having a fight with someone, I truly believe that there must be an explanation, or rather, a reason for those thing to happen. It is not simply just being “emotional”, “troubled”, or any kind of label that we have nowadays.
I strongly recommend this film to anyone who are reading this post, as the message inside it, is simply a must-know knowledge to anyone who are called as “human”.
One of the best quote from this film is during the scene inside the National Mental Health Convention,

 Because here we still believe that a problem of the mind is something to be ashamed of.

If you have a problem with your body, that’s normal.
You can tell everyone “Hey, I’m in hospital. With a kidney failure, lung infection, jaundice, etc.”
But if it’s a problem of the mind then the whole family goes silent.
*hush hush hush*
As if the mind is not even a part of the body.
– Dr Jehangir Khan –