The mental thinking comes under severe stress and heavily acts upon the mental health of society*
Shahid Majeed Mir
Human beings stand on the sentinel of living world. They inherited a distinguished tribute from the creator in shape of the mental attribute. This quality differs them from their counterparts in the living faculty of the earth. The cognitive sense provides numerous avenues for humanity to utilize all the available means for betterment. This attribute enhances the prestige and mastery of the human world.
Right from the yore of Adam (PBUH) man embarked on the journey of the physical world. But to this line of thought mental health remained one of an essential prerequisite. It was always envisioned as the main plank around which the whole trajectory of human advancement depends. Initially, the nomadic style of living survived man to help him earn hand to mouth basic necessities. Thereafter the critical and rational deliberation came to rescue for the invention of fire.
The industrial revolution, completer lead management, Robotics are but a physical manifestation of mental power. To a serious rethinking of the style of decision making in society, this mental power feels stress and strains nowadays. Our youth is deeply ailing from mental depression whose cause is perhaps beyond the reach of man. What’s depression? How it occurs? What are the causes? These questions are awaiting answers in the technologically driven world order. Is anyone ready to answer?
Depression is nothing but the instability in the normal functioning of dynamic Brain complex. Usually, the main parts of the body especially Brain and Heart function in harmonic balance through inter as well as intra-coordinated manner. As for as inter coordination of heart and Brain are concerned there disturbance may impact physical health of body to some extent. If it is related to Brain syndrome them leads to psychological impact. But when the Intra coordination fails to retain stable and harmonic balance in the day to day life, the emergence of Depression evolves as Hobson’s choice.
That’s to say it disturbs the normal control and coordinator of the body. The Mental thinking comes under severe stress and heavily acts upon the mental health of society. This mental health when impacted drags society to ugly end. It leads to disability in the whole human body whose manifestation can be read through awkward and abnormal behaviour. It pulls down the morals and ideals towards negative orientation. Herein lies the space for civil society, parents, and teachers to reshape the young faculty on the right path.
Coming on to causes, they may be internal or external. Internal as may be taken on side of the emotional or personal sphere of man. This may disturb his normal behavior and role making in family and society writ large. As Society always responds to outward appearances, therefore the internal dynamic is left to the same individual.
On the external side, the environment shapes and reshapes the mental health of society. The conditions which are available in the surroundings either harm the required mental balance or further enrich its stability. This orientation is regarded as Depression without cause because the society which is impacted has no hand in the circumstances responsible for the damage. There’s a sensitive but permanent link between mental world and outside world.
Whenever the environment provides ample sunshine and water to flourish, the plant sprouts in a feasible way. Whenever the situation of Kashmir is taken into consideration, the outside influence on mental health comes to fore. As per recent survey “Mental health of Kashmir Kashmir Kashmir is showing a dangerous trend“. The cause of disturbances, Hartal, killings, curfew, ransom, AFSPA etc. has taken away the peace of mind. Now the internet gag is surpassing all other causes. This disturbance has not been created by innocents who are unaware of the shutdown of schools.
The kids are crying about the picnic spots and the college students are bleak about future. The rise of sun comes with the new type of restriction approach. Where is Kashmir heading? What’s the situation at present? Is it feasible for youth? The SKIM[SR1] HOD in a recent interview spoke about the mental health. He accepted the deterioration of overall atmosphere as the main reason for mental stress. Unless and until the Kashmir Kashmir Kashmir is revived to the ancient glory of peace and stability, the mental health will remain in shambles.
Let’s hope for the return of glorious Zainul Abideen period. Otherwise, the external factor is on way to erode our mental faculty in years to come whose manifestation couldn’t be bound by morals. This orientation may be severe than stone pelting and rise of militant ranks.
Whenever man embarked on his ambitious journey, mental pursuit always accompanied him. It guides and nourishes the physical parts of a man in their orientation to rational enquiry. The story of civilizations world over proved the point of peace and stability in the world as the main condition for rational advance. The reign of Chandragupta Maurya 2, Harshvardhan, Cholas, and Akbar etc. proved the patronisation of artistic faculty (Mental world) is intricately linked to the external world.
They provided the atmosphere of peace through various strategies for the nourishment of artistic mind. In contemporary era the reading of history possesses panacea. If the advancement of man is supported by good mental health, any task howsoever big it may be is within the reach. In our backyard, the Valley is boiling with a steep ladder of failure which impacts the mental balance of our future. The external conditions should be brought on track for normal functioning. Otherwise, dangers loom large.
We have to pay for this erosion of mental peace with the massive amount. Shiekh Saidi once lamented about the man in the market “The mad craze for wealth leads to deterioration of health. Then whole wealth is spent on the medication to bring back health “. The story of Kashmir isn’t any different. Mental depression without cause may evolve a volcano in future. Let’s be awakened.
*Writer Shahid Majeed Mir hails from Misribehak Machil Kupwara and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org*