Depression is not a disease, it's just a state of mind and to get rid of it we should support the person and make him/her happy in all possible ways. It could happen to anyone, recently singer Neha Kakkar opens up about her relationship and breakup with Himansh Kohli and how she got into depression due to this. Neha is not the only celebrity who is a victim of depression, there are other celebrities too who were in a depression and fought it with their full strength.
Manisha Koirala has delivered lots of hits in her career and ruled the film industry but the actress has also suffered from clinical depression. Her ex-husband Samrat Dahlal was believed to be the cause of it. Manisha shared her depression details in a Facebook status.
Actress and wife of cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech also suffered from depression. Recently she took the #10YearChallenge and posted her two photos one when she was 22 and another one from a decade later. She wrote along with them, 'Here is my #10yearchallenge. 22 years on the right VS almost 32 years on the left.... and how far I've come! I was battling depression, starving myself, had bulimia, dyed my hair dark and kept it long trying to fit in a please everyone around me but hiding all the pain with a smile and joke so no one knew. Today, I can confidently talk about what I've gone through, I don't care what others think of me, I finally had the courage to cut my hair, I don't try and fit in anymore and I am happier, healthier and more at peace with myself than I ever imagined I could be! Wahooo #personalcelebration thanks whoever started the 10-year challenge.'
Alia Bhatt's sister Shaheen recently opened up about her 'depression' days. In a social media post, she said that she has battled depression since the age of 12 and has even been suicidal.
Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina too addressed the subject in her recently launched blog. It is known that she has had a hard life- battling depression, a broken marriage, diabetes, and hypertension- she has seen it all. This has definitely left a big impact on her life.
The National Award-winning actor, a few days ago, came out to speak about her battle with severe anxiety and depression. In an Instagram post, she narrated her four-year-long struggle and also shared that she was scared to talk about it due to the various stigmas surrounding mental health. The actor in the post mentioned medication, anxiety attacks, repeated hospitalization, and other issues, including not being able to sleep for weeks. The post goes on to describe her state of mind, and she adds that people around her, including doctors, dismissed her thoughts, saying she was too young to feel depressed.
Singer-music composer Yo Yo Honey Singh, who had been MIA for almost two years, recently revealed that he had been suffering from bipolar disorder.
Filmmaker Karan Johar had also revealed that he fought clinical depression. In an interview, Karan said, 'There was a phase in my life when I was really depressed. When I went through that phase, I thought I am getting a cardiac arrest. I felt it in the middle of a meeting two and a half years ago, after which I left the meeting in between saying I have something urgent to do and rushed to the doctor. He then said I am having an anxiety attack. I went to a psychologist post that. Then I realized that I had some internal issues to deal with, which got built up to such point that it resulted into anxiety.'
TV actress Shama Sikandar, who struggled with bipolar disorder for four years, said: 'For one year I did not even know what was happening to me so, I had no idea and I just used to feel very dark, gloomy and sad. I did not know what was the reason behind this, but I felt directionless. I felt hopeless and I hope that never happens to anybody because hope is what we survive on and if we don't have hope we have nothing. The feeling was so dark that I would wake up at night and start crying without knowing why I am crying. Only someone who has gone through it can understand.'
Ileana might be setting standards for beauty in India, but she confessed that a few years ago, she suffered from depression. The actress said that she struggled with body dysmorphic disorder for 15 long years.
In 2015, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone opened up about her struggle with depression. In an interview, she said, 'There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition.'
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