How important is mental health???

Hi Guys! How are you all? Long time no see.. Hope everyone are doing great.

Last week when I was scrolling through Netflix to watch something entertaining, I stumbled upon a documentary series “The vanishing at the Cecil hotel” I found it interesting and started watching it. It had four episodes and I wanted to complete it within the day.

My bad! I had dragged the last episode till 10.30 PM. I literally couldn’t sleep till morning 4 AM, after which I dozed off unknowingly. That particular episode kept me up the whole night.

Spoilers ahead! Save and read the article later if you haven’t watched it yet!!

The docuseries is about a 21 year old girl who had come from Canada to Los Angeles for travel. Everything goes well until she suddenly disappears from the hotel. The last footage was of her in the elevator behaving strangely as if someone is following and trying to harm her.

This documentary sheds some light on the history of the Cecil hotel. Behind the glamorous LA there is a shady area where no one wants to be. There were some interviews from the past hotel manager and residents of the hotel too.

Finally, after 2 weeks of search, one of the hotel employee finds her dead. The autopsy results take longer to come out as there was a 2 week delay in finding her body.

In between all of this, some of the internet speculations blame a death metal musician and tarnish his image completely and are almost in the verge of proving that it’s a murder. When the results of the autopsy came out, everyone involved in the case were in denial.

The autopsy revealed that the cause of the death was accidental. She had drowned in one of the overhead tanks by accident and the cause was her “mental health” Yes, you read that right. Her mental health.

She had bipolar disorder and usually her usual behavior during her lows was as if someone is following her and trying to harm her, as revealed by her family. Two days before this incident, she had stopped taking her medications which has led to the hallucinations and she had fled for her life from her own imagination. She had jumped into the water tank and drowned to her death.

After I completed the series, I had so many random thoughts about mental health(especially that elevator video of the girl kept playing in a loop in my head). The important one was, when a person says that they are not feeling OK and need some help their own family brushes it off. The first thing they say is, “Oh, you are not alone. Everyone has problems and face it every single day”.

Please don’t say that to them. That’s the worst thing you can do to a person who is fighting with depression. Help them out by asking do you want to talk but only if you want to listen to the rant. If not, direct them to a psychiatrist and help them out. I am not blaming the family but they just doesn’t know how to deal with the situation.

So, if you have a family member or a friend who were talkative happy and easy going but suddenly has gone into their shell, please get them to talk. Talking and making some time for them can definitely make them happier and gives them an assurance that their feelings are important.

I am no way watching another documentary which is set in a serious tone. So, guys please suggest me some entertaining and educative documentaries from your watchlist and also let me know what do you think about mental health? In case if you are a warrior who has defeated depression, let us talk in the comments on how to help people who are in the dark phase and make them feel heard!

Have a nice day guys! Thank you for reading! See you soon!

Lots of love!

❣Divya❣

3 comments

  1. Hi Divya – welcome back! Hope you’ve been well.

    The Vanishing at the Hotel Cecil – wasn’t a great docu-series. It didn’t really give more information or insight into what happened with Elisa. I’ve watched a lot of Youtube videos about this case and they did a better job of covering the case. :/

    I suffer from sever anxiety – I’ve been going to therapist on-off for the past year. It helps to talk to some one.

    Educational docu-series – Down To Earth with Zac Effron on Netflix.

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