India 's Depression Stigma And Its Effects On Mental Health Essay

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India has a history of the negative stigma directed toward mental health; according to NPR, it can be “[concluded] that the government doesn 't consider it a priority.” There are multiple things that show this stigma such as the incrimination of mental illness, poor treatment facilities, or even belittle gravity of it as a whole. Anjaana Anjaani is a unique movie that “begins on an antagonistic note and then shifts into a whole new terrain of quirky need,” (Times of India) displaying an inability to cope with the challenges in favor of a more lighthearted predicament. The movie sympathizes with India’s depression stigma by contending that morality is black and white as opposed to a sliding greyscale; subsequently, the movie depicts two depressed individuals outside of the morals established as a flawless family to parallel that depression itself is not moral.
The movie literally draws a line in the sand that says: families are the moral white and depression is the immoral black with zero attention to any circumstances that may not be on point with either reality. The movie conveys the image very much with the use of the color. In the beginning, we see two people standing in the darkness on the Manhattan Bridge which was abnormally dark given the infrastructural light constructed on the actual infrastructure. As we follow the two, once they are admitted to the hospital, which is admittedly an environment that is filled with bright, white colors and light, they are draped with…

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