All posts by Ranvir Sandhu

I am a student at Hamilton Southeastern, Senior. Started a club called Stigma Free HSE that has been very sucessful with over 80 members and we have worked closely with the City officials to run their Stigma Free movement. I also wrestle and box, love my community and the people in it.

What is Stigma?

 

The Merrian-Webster dictionary defines Stigma as, a mark of disgrace or infamy. Now a prevalent example I can think of is, let’s say you do drugs and you don’t tell your friends because you’re afraid of how you will be judged, either positively or negatively.

 

The Stigma behind Mental health would be you having a mental health disorder and you being scared to come out because you fear how society will judge you. In order for us to move forward we must break this Stigma. Ways we can do this is create awareness, educate and recognize depression as a terminal illness.

 

Why do we need to create awareness and educate, simply because many people don’t know that mental health is as big of a problem as it is. They don’t know that 1 in 4 people will struggle with mental health and people need to know this is so important. It pains me to hear that tens of thousands of people lose their beautiful lives because of a Stigma.

 

Society needs to recognize depression as a terminal illness. Depression kills it has killed many people and will continue to kill many people.

 

I challenge you to go out there and inform people and break the stigma. To break the stigma we have to see communities come together and love everyone because without each other we have nothing. If you’d like to know more please contact me at [email protected]

If you are struggling right now it’s important to talk with a trusted adult and try to remove yourself from that situation. We here at RemedyLIVE would love to help in any way we can. Chat anonymously online with one of our SoulMedics today by clicking the CHAT banner at the top of the page OR text the number 494949 within the United States. We are available to listen to you 24/7. We chat. We listen. We love.

 

 

 

 

Who is Ranvir Sandhu?

 

Hi my name is Ranvir Sandhu and you’ll be seeing posts from me in the future, so I’d like to let you know a little about me. I am a Senior at HSE High School and I have started a club at Hamilton Southeastern called Stigma Free HSE. We have over 100 students in this club and it has been very successful. We have worked with the City of Fishers to host an event that promoted mental health awareness and breaking the stigma for mental health. Now, being a senior, you’re probably asking about where I plan on continuing my education. I plan on attending the University of Indianapolis and getting my Ph.D in Psychology and also Wrestling.

Outside of school and Stigma Free, I wrestle and box. Other involvement in the community includes participating with the Mayors Youth Council and also being the school mascot. In my family I am the oldest of 4, I have 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother, Regina (13), Rajvir (6), Riddhi (3).  I love my family and they are my go to in my life. In my free time (which I barely have) I hang out with my friends and typically we just kick back and have fun.

That is my life right there so if you’d like to know more about me please free contact me at [email protected]

If you are struggling right now it’s important to talk with a trusted adult and try to remove yourself from that situation. We here at RemedyLIVE would love to help in any way we can. Chat anonymously online with one of our SoulMedics today by clicking the CHAT banner at the top of the page OR text the number 494949 within the United States. We are available to listen to you 24/7. We chat. We listen. We love.

Attempt To Make A Change

Kurt Cobain. Robin Williams. Chester Bennington. All three men followed different paths throughout their lives, but ultimately had similar endings. These men all tragically took their lives – they did not commit suicide.

Referring to the act of taking one’s own life as ‘committing’ is incorrect. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word commit as a pledge or bind to a certain course or policy. When an individual kills himself or herself, they are not pledging to anything. They simply want the hopelessness to disappear.

By looking at the tragic end to Robin Williams’s life, we were able to finally witness the true emotions experienced by the comedic legend.  To many, Williams seemed like a genuinely happy person whose bright personality shown through with every character he portrayed.

Kurt Cobain and Chester Bennington were musicians who brought joy to the lives of their fans.  They both did so much to enrich those around them, but sadly some will not remember who they were as people.  These remarkable individuals will forever be remembered by some as people who took their own life – placing a black mark on their history.

Oftentimes, people who are struggling tend to settle for the short-term solution, the only option they see fit – taking their own life. The only way for me to feasibly explain depression is by describing it as a constant uphill battle, with each attempt at reaching the top ultimately ending in yet another slip up.

With that, I want to challenge people to be cautious and think before referring to this act as ‘committing suicide.’ There is too much negative connotation associated with the aforementioned phrase.  Alternatives such as ‘died by’ or ‘attempted’ convey more positivity and acceptance.  It is important that the loved ones of those who take their own lives do not feel as if they did something bad or wrong, but rather understand the reasoning behind the actions.

Suicide is not a crime. Victims of suicide just want their difficulties to go away. Every life deserves dignity and respect, even those that ended prematurely.

If you are struggling right now it’s important to talk with a trusted adult and try to remove yourself from that situation. We here at RemedyLIVE would love to help in any way we can. Chat anonymously online with one of our SoulMedics today by clicking the CHAT banner at the top of the page OR text the number 494949 within the United States. We are available to listen to you 24/7. We chat. We listen. We love.