Contagious Element

by Stuti Saxena Singh

In present scenario, if the term is to be coined, surely COVID-19 will occupy the frames of mind . But still there is another severe silent contagious element persisting in our society,which likewise COVID -19 can be symptomatic and asymtomatic, additionally, disease effects are equally catastrophic,if left untreated. This hint is enough for a wise person to picturize which contagious element is being pointed. Yes, it’s “Depression” – A social contagious disease.
Amazement may embrace one, since depression doesn’t show flu like symptoms, but affirmatively depression prevails one’s social aura, social well being, social health .

Environmental, psychological and social factors play major role in leading to despondency. There can be countless scenarios and situations accountable for causing Depression, some leading factors seen worldwide are
#Past misdeed (physical/ emotional)
#Personal conflicts or disputes .
#Agony from death or loss of loved ones,
# Losing a job or income, getting divorced, or becoming “empty nester”
#Social isolation due to cast out of a family or social group
#Prolonged suffering from major critical illness
# Substance Abuse
These factors are suspected to incline one towards mild,moderate and severe categorisation of depression.
Thus not directly , but persisting society in which an individual resides play a major role in defining mental health of the said.

There are various pinpoints to enquire about depressed, dismayed state of a person.But the point here is how to make a positive drift from the existing stage. According to WHO( World Health Organization) “Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression”. Close to 8,00,000 people die worldwide due to suicide ( worsened depressed stage) every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Thus ,these figures need to be taken extreme care of. Though already there are series of treatment in form of Antidepressants and Inhibitors available with doctors but still like “Social Distancing”, “Sanitizing” and “Wearing Masks” are precautionary measures to restrict contagious transmission of COVID 19, similarly, “Motivational Socializing” with loved ones no matter if they are distance apart, “Sanitizing”Mental Hygiene, “Masks” of avidity, prepotent, vengful behaviour, should be taken off ,as unhygienic masks will make humanity more contagious to live with.

These prudent steps, will surely help one to overcome depressed situations. It’s high time ,to break inhuman carapace congested with forged equities alike avaricious ethos, boorish comportment, egotistical smug. Thus, conclusive elite is to be contrived what veritably is the need of hour. Feuding with each other or felicitate each other for glorified deeds. Either to live with pseudo conceit shell or be corrigible.

Because it’s us the people of dwelling societies who will carve the community either a place to live in or a place to be hanged till death. Either innocuous or contagious. Choice stands by us, Choice to choose,
some.. things …??
Or
some.. one..??

“It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
~ Stephen Fry

About the Author:

Stuti Saxena Singh is a poetess and Content Writer, she has a bachelors in Biotechnology and MBA Hospital Adm & HRM. She has authored two books and written articles and poems for various journals. 

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