Are dreams & desires mere hallucinations?
Do we dream? Ofcourse- yes. Studies say dreams are mere hallucinations. So, are we hallucinating? Maybe, yes. Did you know that hallucinating more is the symptom of being schizophrenic. Are we Schizophrenic? Maybe not, though it’s a mental health issue, but can we correlate our dreams & desires to bigger mental health issues? Maybe.
Hallucinations are defined as experiences and sensations that are not comprehensible to others. To the person experiencing them, they may seem real, urgent, and vivid. Roughly 70% of people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations. In India, at least 3 out of every 1000 are suffering from this problem. Are mental health issues just the result of stress & anxiety which we experience in our daily lives? The answer is Yes.
Now, you could relate to what we are trying to say! All of us dream big. We have these deep desires of conquering this world. Atleast, millennials and Gen-Z generations, who are tech-savvy, are quite ambitious. Fashion industry, part of the creative world, has fallen prey to mental health disorders. People who aspire fashion consistently also are the victims of their mood swings. Why? Dressing how you want to feel is a way to embody the state of mind you seek and to shape other people's perception of you in a positive way. But fashion doesn't simply shape our perception and self-expression; fashion also influences how we are treated by other people which in turn can impact our mental wellbeing.
The fashion industry's exterior of excessive glitz, glamour, flamboyance and exhilaration, often distracts from the underlying issues within the industry. Far from the 24/7 flashy lifestyle, professionals across the board are subject to unique and relentless pressures. With high emphasis on finding/being ‘the next big thing', constant turn-overs and staying on top of trends, the industry is in truth a stressful environment for professionals across all sectors of the creative industry.
Not just the front-end professionals, but also artisans, tailors and workers who are part of the supply chain, go through mental health issues. Nobody talks about them. There are many organizations & NGOs which are run, but there is no adequate support received in this area. Because ‘discussing mental health’ is still a taboo, at least in India. Now, we know this is a problem within the fashion industry.
Let's leave the problem away and focus on the solution. For people who consume (or) purchase fashion, Retail Therapy is advised as a strategic effort to improve our moods. Research has shown that making shopping decisions can help reinforce a sense of personal control over our environment. It can also ease the feeling of sadness. Retail therapy not only makes people happier immediately, but it can also fight lingering sadness. Shop your favourite fashion products which have been pending in your list for long-term. At Kamakhyaa, you can get personal styling assistance, wardrobe edit, wedding styling, birthday party outfits, baby shower outfits and more! We believe in celebrating your dreams and desires hence also provide personalisation & customization with products that are made to your measurements.
Focusing on sustainability & upliftment of artisans, workers, we give a platform to these deprived personnels, showcase their work. Being a one-stop shopping destination for sustainable fashion & luxury, Kamakhyaa is a major platform of mindful shopping enthusiasts for celebrating their dreams & desires. Fashion forward and community driven, Kamakhyaa also focuses on welfare of its fellow fashion industry professionals.
Let’s join hands and work towards a better community. They say Health is wealth. So, let’s focus on our mental health, adopt a healthy lifestyle. This will give a promising future not only to millennials and Gen-Z, but also to the future generations. Let’s open up and remove this taboo of ‘mental health’. Let’s dream bigger and bigger by the day!!!