By definition a mind reader is someone who can pinpoint what you are “thinking” without you uttering one single word.
By definition a lunatic Is a person who is mentally ill
Here comes the twist ; By definition being mentally ill is to ” have tormenting thoughts in his or her mind about oneself physically as well as psychologically, others around that person , the social setting they are in, the objects they come across on a daily basis to such an extent that the person would require professional assistance. “
A person is driving on the roads swirling, dodging & almost running over you or crashing into you. any person experiencing & witnessing that incident would immediately come to the conclusion that the person is a “lunatic” or a “maniac” This is the typical response , & I am not saying that the assumption is wrong as there is a 50% chance of that being right.
*CRASH* “ Swerving & dodging ends in a disaster damaging property & ending lives of many, person found to be mentally challenged.
states the newspaper.
Now,You might find issuing of a drivers license to a psychologically challenged person to be quite absurd. Agreed.
Let’s rewind to that persons’ driving trials up until the day the he/she got the license. It sure was a “bumpy ride” indeed.
- At first, running in to wooden human beings, hitting cones.
- Then, gradually being successful in avoiding all things that should be avoided.
- In the end passing the written test & psych evaluation.
Now, your thoughts might be quite tangled up. The person was found to be psychologically healthy & suddenly the person is NOT ?
That my friend, is the nature of being psychologically challenged.
Now, being diagnosed with a disorder or being psychologically challenged is a battle in it itself due to the 2S principle which I came up with.
- Social Pressure
Before, the psychological trauma struck that person, he or she was an individual who was the same as you & I living a normal persons’ life.
- Waking up
- Doing their chores
- Looking After themselves & their loved ones
- Working to earn
In a nutshell, that is what any human being would do.
What happened ? The psychological change is what happened.
A person suffering from the psychological torment finds it difficult to have a peaceful mind & to do the chores which they were able to do back in the day.
INTERESTING!!! Sounds like a person who is physically challenged right ?
If you stand back & think about it,
- being psychologically challenged can lead to being physically challenged where the person tries to harm himself or herself.
- whereas being physically challenged gives rise for the chance of you being psychologically challenged.
The severity of the two scenarios mentioned above depends on how long the person going through the torment takes to voice it out or in the least take actions to gradually diminish the effects they are feeling through the help of a professional.
Yet the way in which our society has been brought up has stigmatized the fact that being physically challenged is much more severe than being psychologically challenged. I do not blame the people for thinking like that. Because, from their point of view being physically challenged is evidently observable & commonly talked about whereas being psychologically challenged is quite hard to observe & is rarely spoken about.
This is where social pressure actually has an effect on that particular person. If the person is in a society where being psychologically challenged is considered to be of an alien phenomenon & each and every time they try to seek help & in return are only demoralized & looked upon as an alien, they will be forced to bottle up the feelings of torment. To put it in their terms , ” I am not able to speak & nobody really cares & I am being cornered “( This is just a sugarcoated thought).
On the other hand, let’s say that the person eventually seeks the help which he/she truly deserves. When the person comes clean with the fact that they are seeking psychological help, imagine the reply being ” You go to a crazy doctor ?? How did they read your mind ? you are not sick ? are you a crazy person ? what do you have ? Just take control if it”. Imagine THAT situation. Wrap your mind around that.
There lies the second main stigmatization in a particular society where,
1.The discipline of psychology
2.The people who are practicing in the field of psychology
3. The people seeking psychological help
Are considered as ; WAIT FOR IT….
- The area where they read minds & deals with crazy people.
- The “Mind Readers” who sometimes can turnout to be crazy
- The “Lunatics” / the people that should not be interacted with.
First & foremost, psychologists are not mind readers, some might know that & some might be in the illusion that they are. They are just professionals trained to “talk” in such a way that the person himself or herself understands the situation they are in. Which is very contradictory with the definition of the mind reader.
Secondly, They do not deal with crazy people. ; they deal with people who are finding it difficult to control emotions & feelings which he or she is experiencing due to any change in biological , psychological or social scenarios the person is exposed to.
Thirdly, the people that seek psychological help are neither cuckoo nor can they be put in to the box of lunatics, because the chance of a person seeking help of a professional being diagnosed with a psychological disorder is very slim.
We as human beings should not oversimplify any disorder be it medical or psychological. But the nature of how the society has been brought up is to be concerned with the the physical torment a person is feeling and i to demoralize the psychological aspects of being scarred for life, without realizing the relationship which the two aspects share with each other.
If you are someone who is battling with a psychological disorder, be strong! fight the stigma like you are battling the agony day in & day out!
For all the readers out there,
It is bad enough that the people have to battle to control their psychological well being day in & day out, but to do it amidst the social pressure of disapproval of such care & stigmatization of such disorders ? That is immense pressure with the troubles they have.
Time to act & be there when it matters the most. Be it in your home,school, or even your workplace ; Awareness is the key to noticing the subtle changes. It is never too late to spread the importance of the ” Silent Killer “.
To end this post on a more thoughtful note & to leave you with something to think about ;
It is not everyone’s battle to fight the stigmatization of psychological trauma & care day in and day out, but it should be everyone’s battle to put up a valiant effort to diminish the effect of the extra psychological trauma caused to your loved ones. Because it is bad enough they have to battle to keep their mind right. But to do it amidst a society where having such an illness & seeking help is stigmatized ? that too, all alone ? I mean, if humans won’t care to stand for other humans, WHO ELSE WOULD ?
Until next time,
I am Mr.Smiles,
Over & Out.