After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, several protuberant personalities from Congress MP Milind Deora to comedian Danish Sait have unbolted up about their battle with depression, mainstreaming a conversation that is generally viewed with a lot of stigma in this country.
In the last few days, several prominent personalities have opened up on their own involvements with depression, mainstreaming a conversation that is generally viewed with a lot of stigma in this country. Congress MP Milind Deora was one of those who tweeted about his time dealing with “the blues”. On Twitter he offered five coping tools for those suffering bouts of bad mental health. “You are more loved than you know,” he reminded his followers.
Comedian Danish Sait also took to Twitter to talk about his experience battling depression and anxiety. Actor Ronit Roy too spoke about his struggle, in an interview with a media house. Speaking of depression, he confessed that he turned to alcoholism. While actor Shamita Shetty put out a drawn-out post on her Instagram account about fighting depression. “Depression… anyone of us can go through it… recognise it…accept it… and reach out for help in whichever way you can,” she said.
While Sushant Singh’s death was enough to send anyone spiraling, it has indeed been promising to see so many prominent faces accepting depression for what it is — an illness. The more open we are about it, the sooner it can be addressed.