“Deep Sea”: The gloomy reality hidden behind the gorgeous dreams of depression and suicide

  ”Deep Sea” is a very special cartoon in this year’s Spring Festival. The main plot of the story takes place in the colorful and unconstrained underwater world. The girl Sansuku enters the “Deep Sea Hotel” and meets the hotel owner Nan He and a group of aquatic animals. Transformed into hotel staff, started a thrilling journey.
  The truth hidden in this wild and unconstrained dream is that Shen Su suffers from depression. On her birthday, the mother who left far away did not remember herself, and the remarried father only cared about the new family, but he was the only one on the bustling cruise ship. On a stormy night, Senjuku went to the side of the ship and plunged into the sea… The dark reality hidden behind the gorgeous dreams was revealed one by one at the end of the film.
  According to the statistics of the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year in the world, and one person takes his own life voluntarily in less than one minute. Among adolescents aged 15 to 19, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death.
  With the growth of age, the physical, psychological, and social relations of adolescents are undergoing drastic changes, and the subsequent psychological problems have become important issues of concern to families, schools, and even the whole society. Taking depression as an example, according to the statistics of the World Health Organization, the incidence rate of depression among adolescents aged 10-14 is 1.1%, and it soars to 2.8% among adolescents aged 15-19. This number likely underestimates the actual incidence because only a small number of patients are diagnosed in many places. According to recent surveys, the detection rate of depression among teenagers in my country has reached 24.6%, which means that one out of four teenagers has a tendency to be depressed.
  The main feature of depression is depressive mood, which also shows emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physiological symptoms. In terms of emotion, depression, pain, irritability, a little thing will produce a strong emotional reaction, and some people show the lack of positive emotions; in the cognitive direction, it mainly shows helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness In terms of behavior, it is manifested as reluctance to communicate with others, lack of interest, and reduced motivation for work and study; in terms of body, insomnia or lethargy, loss of appetite changes etc. Not all of the above symptoms may appear, but if most of the symptoms appear, affect daily life and social interaction, and last for more than two weeks, special attention should be paid.
  In “Deep Sea”, Shensuke’s parents often quarreled when she was a child, and later divorced. It can also be seen that her family’s conditions are not good. These are all the childhood difficulties that Shensu experienced. With her father’s remarriage and new child, Sejuku was often neglected at home, and her mother always ignored her, a form of child abuse. Sansuke transfers to a new school, doesn’t have many friends, and is even bullied by his classmates. These unfortunate experiences all have a negative impact on Bisuke’s psychology, which may be the cause of depression.
  The pathogenesis of depression is very complicated. In addition to the above-mentioned environmental factors, it also includes physiological reasons (such as traumatic brain injury or neurotransmitter disorders, family inheritance), psychological reasons (such as neurotic personality, negative thinking styles, etc.) and other aspects.
  Like the father in the movie, many people may think that depression is not a real disease, but a “bad mood”, which is not a big deal, so it will not attract special attention. In fact, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. If you don’t get effective treatment, you may choose to commit suicide like Betelgeuse. Although most depressed patients do not commit suicide, and those who commit suicide do not necessarily have depression, depression is indeed one of the main causes of suicide. About 15% to 30% of depressed patients have tried to actively end their suicide. own life.

  With the growth of age, the physical, psychological, and social relations of adolescents are undergoing drastic changes, and the subsequent psychological problems have become important issues of concern to families, schools, and even the whole society.

  Suicide does not come without warning. Many times, people with depression use their own methods to send “distress signals” to others. They will talk about suicide, about their feelings of hopelessness, of having no reason or meaning to live, of being a burden to other people, and of being unable to bear the pain any longer. They also engage in self-destructive behaviors, such as excessive drinking or drug use, searching for ways to kill themselves online, isolating themselves away from family and friends, giving away things they love, and even saying goodbye. Emotionally, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, intolerance, loss of interest, and some people will suddenly improve, but this is not a real recovery, it may just be a “flashback”.
  If Sansuke could attract the attention of her family when she sent out the “signal”, and give her a hand, or let her receive professional treatment when the school teacher had discovered the symptoms of depression, maybe she would not have made it to the last step. In the movie, San Suk finally overcomes depression because of Nan He’s help and encouragement in reality and the warmth he felt in the dream, giving the story a seemingly happy ending. But the reality is not as beautiful as in the art, and the real ending may be even more embarrassing.
  Many people who eventually succeed in suicide have tried multiple times. It’s like they’re caught in a net and can’t find their way out. In the film, encouragement and support can “cure” a depressed person who is trying to commit suicide, which greatly exaggerates the role of social support. While social support does have a preventive effect on depression and suicidality, it only helps to a certain extent in less severe patients. For patients with severe depression, social support does not have the “power to recover”, and patients need more systematic professional treatment. At present, the most effective treatment methods are drug therapy and professional psychotherapy.
  After treatment for depression, long-term rehabilitation is also required. The changes in Bisuke himself, his family and classmates shown in the movie, such as changing his way of thinking, learning effective ways to deal with stress, and experiencing the warmth from family and friends , are all important help to help her gradually get out of the pain and the haze.

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