Cannabis and Mental Illness

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Cannabis and Mental Illness

The general public was beating him brutally as he was caught red-handed vandalizing the house of a local person in Baruipur. “What was his motive? Where he came from? Who sent him?”- these were the questions that forced the local people to start beating him. But he couldn’t say anything. Someone called the police and he was then rescued by the local Police. His name is Sahidul, a resident of Murshidabad district of West Bengal who came to Baruipur from Murshidabad by walking! He shared these details when he started feeling better after initial treatment. He was brought to ANTARA by the local police after they rescued him from the public who were beating him not knowing the fact that he is suffering from psychiatric illness.

44 years old Sahidul used to work as a labour in Murshidabad. “Everything was going well before he started taking cannabis. He started cannabis intake 10-11 years back and since then he has been facing some mental issues”-his wife asserted.

On 01.07.2019 we handed over Sahidul to his wife and son-in-law.

There might be more Sahiduls who are spoiling their life by cannabis intake. There is a deep relation between cannabis intake and mental illness. So here is a message to everyone to keep away from cannabis or any sorts of drug abuse.

This blog has been Written by – Ms. Shatabdi Datta
*Disclaimer:- The opinion expressed in the blog is the opinion of the writer & not necessarily the opinion of ANTARA Organization.