Mental health is a topic that has seen a surge in attention ever since the pandemic broke out. People locked up in houses not able to cope with the pressures of working from home or dealing with other issues is being discussed a lot. However, mental health issues are not just restricted to the common man. In recent times a lot of celebrity kids have taken to their social media accounts to discuss mental health.
Here’s looking at a few star kids, who have been vocal about their mental health issues :
Alia BhattOne of the most bankable actresses in the industry, Alia Bhatt has also opened up about suffering from anxiety. Speaking about the same, she said that while she hasn’t been depressed, she has been having bouts of anxiety.
Alia also added that her sister Shaheen Bhatt’s battle with depression has helped her gain more awareness about mental health. Talking about her condition, she reportedly said that sometimes she feels like crying for no reason at all.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan took to her social media handle to open up about her struggles with depression. Ira shared a video of herself revealing that she has been clinically depressed for more than 4 years now.
Her video was accompanied with a strong-worded note, which read, “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 altogether. 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.”
In the video Ira shares, ‘Hi I am depressed I have been for more than four years now. I’ve been to a doctor and I’m clinically depressed. I’m doing much better now. For over a year now, I wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn’t sure what to do. So, I have decided to take you on a journey, my journey, and see what happens. Hopefully, we will get to know ourselves slightly better, understand mental illness better.”
After Ira Khan acknowledged her mental health issues, Suhana Khan’s cryptic post about nervous breakdown went viral. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana shared a still from Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 film ‘Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown’ where she captioned the picture as, ‘women on the verge of a nervous breakdown’. Hence, there have been speculations about Suhana trying to convey a message concerning nervous breakdowns.
In an interview with a news portal, Tiger Shroff had confessed about his tryst with depression. The ‘Heropanti’ actor faced a hard time when his ‘A Flying Jatt’ had a box-office bomb. He shared that he underwent a phase of “hardcore depression”. When asked further about his struggle of overcoming this phase, he revealed, “A month of hard-core depression. A lot of emotional eating. When I started shooting for Munna Michael, I was still in that mindset. I didn’t have any drive. But after I finished my first schedule, I thought, ‘I can’t wait for people to see this now.’”
The actress who was last seen in ‘Street Dance 3D’ opened up in an interview with a news channel about her battle with anxiety without having much knowledge about the same. This affected her in a bad way, adding that she wasn’t aware of what was happening to her.
Shraddha also shared that it was after the release of her film ‘Aashiqui 2’ in 2013 that she experienced a kind of tugging pain, without realizing it was anxiety which she was suffering from.
She said: “I didn’t even know what anxiety was. We didn’t know it for a very long time. It’s just after Aashiqui, where I had these physical manifestations of anxiety.
On a closing note, the actress shared that it’s something she still deals with, but it has become much better than it was. She also emphasized about embracing it, and accepting it as a part of oneself and approaching it with a lot of love. “Whether you have anxiety or not, you always need to understand who you are or what you stand for.”
In an interview with a news portal, actor Varun Dhawan also confessed to being depressed while shooting his movie ‘Badlapur’. He shared that he wasn’t clinically declared depressed but was gradually heading there. The actor also revealed being sad to a certain degree. “I don’t want to use the term ‘depression’ loosely because it’s a serious illness. It definitely affected my mental health. I was prescribed and did see a doctor for it as well.” The ‘Badlapur’ actor also stated that a common perception is that these things don’t happen to stars. “They should know that we are also normal people.”