Social Injustice..the culprit of public mental health
(2) anarchy in social order created due to bad governance , systemic
corruption, or even the changing morals with the change of governance
-- these are the two most potent causes of deteriorating public mental
health. These both create a sense of injustice in the mind of common
man. Neurologically , perhaps, there is a centre for ethics and
justice in every normal human mind. The primary source for origin of
morality and ethics in human species is the rationale '' do not do
unto other what u don't want unto yourselves''. it is from here that
sense of justice evolves in humans. It is noticeable that this sense prevails exclusively in human species of all the living beings on earth. Sense of injustice created by
mutually opposing religious morals, and, anarchy from corruption cause pain to
this centre of brain. Some people spend lot of time trying to settle
with the 'new justice' which they feel otherwise as 'injustice'. many
people, the bigger section of population, give up on diagnosing the
'new justice' even as they feel it to be in conflict with their previously
Senior citizens who are more concerned with the public order, as they
have passed the age of adolescence romance and the earning struggles of middle
years, are more susceptible to mental health issues. However people of
all age groups, those who have suffered social injustice - say due to caste
discrimination, religious discrimination, public policy discrimination
such as Reservation- are likely to show some kind of mental
Utsav, in the case of SPS Rathore attack case, was a vitim due to social injustice caused out of SPS Rathore big muscles as the DGP. In case of IPS, Mr DD Mishra, the cause is old age where social injustice from the bad governance has been the cause of poor mental health conditions. In case of the flight passenger biting the air staff, the social discrimination was the cause. These cases are distinctively identifiable from a regular mental health patients as most of the cases are a one-off , passing events in the life of such people. And apparently, the causes they hold fast to are clear public issues on which public opinion is often otherwise in favour of the side represented by these mental health patients.
There are a lot of cinema portrayal of such cases. In Partighat, Rohini Hatangdi has played one such patient. In one Jackie Shroff- Dimple Kapadia starred, actor Dimple has played such a role. Rakhi in Karan-Arjun, ..there are a lots of them.
Diagnostically looking into such cases of real life, I believe there much more such persons around. In fact, the corrupt are also often a kind of mental health patients ,which is why even when they know what is wrong deed, they do not feel about it and thus continue to act in the manner apparently 'wrong'.
the world is full of sociopaths.
Power corrupts-- and not just the power wielder, but also the sufferers. Unsung, unspoken story of the corruption is that it is the Psychiatry which is corrupted in realty. While most of us have been trained , culturally, to look for corruption in terms of economic gains or social and administrative advantage, the place where the whole society stands a victim is the field of psychiatry.
Looking back at the construction of these exorbitant Mayawati Parks in Uttar Pradesh, i wonder what will be the rationale diagnosed by the thinkers of future generations about their constructions, centuries hence ?
Much as these acts of Mayawati can be traced back to the social disorder created by caste discrimination in past , a poor reasonabl-ilty of people of those times, how will the generation of future look at the acts done by generations of today?
Will the entire governance not be seen as a case of psychiatric troublers? The architecture speaks of the people who constructed them. The case of a thousand marble elephant statues in the times when real elephants are losing their survival habitats and soon becoming an endangered species, the case of climate change , where several acres of land has been occupied to lay stone slabs on them- and not a sapling of a tree, the case of erecting own statues with public funds when electricity is scarce and farmers are in poor conditions even as the food shortage has started to strike the world, will it all not leave a big tell-tale for the archaeologists of future ?
Looking at this grin picture, who do you think is actually psychiatrically ill?? or atleast, who is responsible for the people who are being put for the treatment in the asylums?