Who Was Sidhu MooseWala?
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popular as Sidhu Moosewala, hailed from a farmer’s family from Mansa’s Moosa village. The 28-year-old was an electrical engineer who graduated in 2016 from Ludhiana’s Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, but went to Canada where his first song was released in early 2017.
Moosewala’s father, Balkar Singh, is a retired government employee and a farmer, while his mother Charan Kaur is the sarpanch of the Moosa village. She won the polls in December 2018 by a margin of 600 votes.
Moosewala moved to Canada after his graduation and released his first song ‘G Wagon’. However, he gained popularity with his track ‘So High’ in 2018. His debut album PBX1 was at 66th on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. His single ’47’ was ranked on the UK singles chart. His Bambiha Bole song entered the top 5 on the global YouTube music chart. In 2021, he released Moosetape tracks which too gained global popularity. He performed live in India and many countries abroad. Later, Moosewala officially launched his record label, 5911 records.
How Mental Health is related to his death?
Violence always has its roots in unresolved mental health issues. A study reveals that those who’ve had a rough childhood with negligent parenting are often the ones who get involved in vandalism and gang violence since their adolescence. Analyses have proven that people involved in gang violence are often suffering from mental health disorders such as chronic anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma resulting sometimes even from witnessing domestic violence in childhood.
Regardless, in an era where mental health attention has gained prominence, this has to stop. Violence shouldn’t be tolerated in any form. As a community, it is our duty to emerge in unison to combat this issue. The world cannot afford to lose more innocent lives. There is a plethora of ways in which we can work together towards prevention.
How to-Prevent Gang Violence?
It requires evidence-based, multifaceted solutions. The skills and knowledge of psychologists are needed to develop and evaluate programs and settings in schools, workplaces, prisons, neighbourhoods, clinics, and other relevant contexts that aim to change gendered expectations for males that emphasize self-sufficiency, toughness, and violence, including gun violence.
Prevention of violence occurs along a continuum that begins in early childhood with programs to help parents raise emotionally healthy children and ends with efforts to identify and intervene with troubled individuals who are threatening violence.
Firearm prohibitions for high-risk groups — domestic violence offenders, persons convicted of violent misdemeanour crimes, and individuals with mental illness who have been adjudicated as being a threat to themselves or to others — have been shown to reduce violence.
These are some of the measures that we think would be able to significantly reduce violence in youth.
Moosewala has gone, but not without a purpose, an inspiration to many, left the world inspiring us to make the world a better place.
What is therapy and how it can help?`
Psychologists assist people of all ages in being happier, healthier, and more productive via psychotherapy. Psychologists use scientifically validated methods to assist people in developing more effective behaviours. Psychotherapy may help people work through their issues in a variety of ways, including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and psychodynamic methods. Psychotherapy is a type of collaborative treatment that is focused on a person’s connection with a psychologist. A psychologist provides a safe and supportive atmosphere in which you may open up to someone who is impartial, nonjudgmental, and objective.
- Anger Management/Violence can be treated using several different therapy approaches. Cognitive-behavioural therapy, behavioural therapy, and interpersonal therapy are examples of these approaches. Individual and group therapy are used, depending on the severity of the disorder and the individual’s comfort level.
- However, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is still the most widely used and effective treatment. Several research studies have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of CBT in persons of all ages. CBT is a systematic therapeutic method that highlights the concept that how we think (cognition) and act (behaviour) has an effect on how we feel. It shifts negative or unhelpful thought habits towards a more positive and problem-solving attitude by encouraging individuals to reason about everyday challenges.
- CBT entails working with a competent therapist to identify and alter anxiety-inducing thought/behavioural patterns and is well-suited to being delivered online using video or audio technology.