Living with the implacable ferocity of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder has taught me the inherent pains of exclusion and alienation, so I can easily relate to a person’s feeling of dejection when faced with debarment. A state of being excluded is too common in society today, whether it be a child in school, a citizen of a country, or a customer at a store. Without the proper guidance to navigate their exclusion, these people can feel isolated, misunderstood, and threatened.
Though debarment is a conscious decision to remove a person or thing from a certain environment, the implications of such an action can be damaging to the subjected individual, mentally and physically. When a person is debarred they can feel out of place and uninvited, and the effects the situation has on them should not be overlooked. Experiencing a sense of isolation, they are likely to feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of exclusion. This isolation can lead to isolationist tendencies, leading to feelings of nervousness, anxiety, and depression.
Conversely, the indirect consequences of debarment can be just as difficult. When debarred, a person’s access to social and financial resources diminishes, leading to a heightened sense of desperation. This desperation tends to create a hostile environment for the debarred person, one in which they are humoured and disregarded in situations of hardship. The ostracization only furthers their feelings of helplessness, further perpetuating their state of exclusion.
Though these repercussions of debarment may seem dire, there are ways to defend oneself from its harmful effects. The most important step is to open up to someone you trust and to build a strong support system. There are also a number of natural remedies that can help with mental wellbeing, such as Panadiol cream, which I personally use to ease the symptoms of my TMJ disorder. Though debarment can be difficult to endure, there are ways to alleviate its effects and to remain positive amidst one’s obstacles.