In a succinct publish on Instagram, actor Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan shared that she has been residing with melancholy and that she was clinically identified a number of years in the past.
“I have been depressed for more than four years now. I have been to a doctor… But I am doing much better now. For over a year, I have wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn’t sure what to do,” she stated in a video publish that was uploaded on the event of World Psychological Well being Day. Ira added she desires to take her followers on a journey, in order to “understand mental illness slightly better”.
She concluded the video with a sarcastic assertion saying, “What have I got to be depressed about?”
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A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple and okay but not okay and… life all together. There’s no way to say it all in one go. But I’d like to think I’ve figured some stuff out, or at least figured out how to make it slightly more understandable. About mental health and mental ill-health. So come with me on this journey… in my awkward, quirky, sometimes-baby-voice-y, as-honest-as-I-can-be… way. Let’s start a conversation. Happy World Mental Health Day. . . . #worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #depression #journey #letsstartaconversation
Beforehand, when actor Deepika Padukone had spoken about her wrestle with melancholy, she, too, needed to face a barrage of comparable questions as to why she can be depressed when she is clearly a well-established and a profitable actor. And extra lately, when the information of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s purported dying by suicide got here to the fore, the subject of privilege and melancholy was as soon as once more mentioned.
However, well being consultants have all the time maintained that melancholy is simply one other ailment which impacts the thoughts — however an individual’s social standing and monetary privilege — and it ought to be given significance and handled on time.