Depression and anxiety are like any other bodily ailment and it must be treated with help. From Deepika Padukone, to Jim Carrey and Ellen DeGeneres have all spoken about it and fought against it.
The recent celebrity to go down this path is Alia Bhatt. The actress in a candid interview recently revealed that she is not undergoing depression but she has had bouts of anxiety. With her sister Shaheen Bhatt opening up about depression and writing a book about it and being a fighter against it herself, Alia probably found it easier to talk about the issue.
Let’s find out about her journey with anxiety.
Alia Bhatt seems to be in the top of her game, both professionally and personally. Her film choices (Raazi, Gully Boy) have earned the young actress love and praise from cinegoers and her relationship with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor is also rock solid. However, in a recent interview with Filmfare she opened up about an overlooked aspect of an actor's life - - anxiety bouts.
The actress claimed that although she is not suffering form depression, her anxiety is intermittent. She revealed, "I haven’t been depressed but I’ve had bouts of anxiety. It comes and goes. It’s been happening quite a bit since the past five to six months. It’s not like an anxiety attack but I just feel low. "
In the same interview, she also discussed her coping mechanism. "No matter how bad it is, I just let myself feel it. Sometimes, I feel like crying for no reason. Then it passes. Initially, I’d be a little confused. I’d constantly give reasons that it’s because of work or maybe I’m tired or haven’t been able to meet anyone. . .
"The kind of personality I have, I become a little on the edge. I spoke to friends about it. I spoke to Ayan (Mukerji, friend and director) about it, I spoke to my sister’s friend Rohan (Joshi). Everyone told me that you’ve got to realise that it will go away. What’s important is to accept it and not say that you’re fine. If you’re not feeling fine, then you should just say you’re not feeling fine. "
Alia also mentioned that her sister Shaheen Bhatt's tryst with depression has helped her gain more awareness about mental health and her book is the reason why she was able to identify the problem and is able to cope with it better.
More power and strength to everyone going through this ailment, Always know that getting help and talking about it is always a good idea.
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