The disconnection between people today.

Mental health is without a doubt a huge problem today. Our system is in such a rush to achieve success, diplomas, riches and power. As soon as we’ve checked out one goal in our to-do list, there’s a thousand other things we “have to” get our hands on. Is there really any time left to really look at the person next to us? I mean really look at him/her. Is there happiness in that body? Why do their leg shake everytime they sit down? Did you notice how those shoulders are raised up and forward as if there’s something hiding in that chest? If you took the time to notice, would you have time to speak on it?

I’m the kind of person that loves to observe everything and everyone around me. I’m curious by nature, always have been, always will be. I’ve noticed that people are either in a hurry to get things done or they’re relieved that they’re done with something so that they can jump on their phone. Chances are, there’s nothing important to their present moment on that screen. Real connections made in real life are often the most helpful and giving ones. The most important relationships I have with people were made during difficult times in my life. We saw each other, we helped each other, we cried together and we laughed together.

Making those connections today gets tougher and tougher, because it happens so superficial. I’ve seen people going through real life struggles and people around them were either blind to it, pretended not to see it, or too busy to even notice. Let’s not forget that too many have the nerve to make fun of people struggling and use their energy to push them further down.

We lose so many beautiful people with so much to give to the world, and we lose them to something as preventable as suicide. Even the ones supposed to have our best interest such as the health care industry is all about money. They’re sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, and what are their goals? Sell drugs… so our doctors and therapists puts us on drugs. It’s a quick fix to get us through the next month, a month that turns into a year, and that year suddenly becomes ten. Ten years of medication is a lot of money.

Living in today’s society you have to be careful trusting your government and authorities too much. Let’s be honest, money and power are the main goals in todays society, which is the problem I’m speaking of. I belive people are more important. I also believe, we’ve lost track of what’s important.

Photographer: Anastasiya Lobanovskaya Sourced from


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