Bollywood has had
some of the biggest names in the industry open up and speak about mental health
- the effects, side effects and symptoms that are involved and what it takes to
slowly and steadily get your mental strength back on track. Here are a few
celebrities who have always been vocal about the same.
The Raazi actress who has been garnering praise for all her roles has been extremely vocal about mental health issues. She raised awareness and mentioned how her sister struggled with depression and though she does give her complete support, the fight is internal and needs to be dealt with slowly and steadily. We love how she never shied away from being vocal and repeatedly addressing how many families go through it, hers included.
The Padmaavat actress has been open about her battle with depression. Deepika, who has repeatedly spoken about not being in denial, her foundation Live Love Laugh foundation helps anyone who is struggling with mental health issues.
The Queen actress Kangana Ranaut admitted she had to work very hard to overcome her mental health issues when she began her journey in Bollywood. Coming from a non-filmy background from a small town in Himachal, she didn’t realize how difficult and ruthless this industry was. She had to face many rejections which led to depression, but she was determined to work on her mental fitness and did so by working harder. Today, she is one of the best Bollywood actors in the business and she never fails to tell young artists to be mentally strong and learn to face rejection.
Kalki Koechlin always been vocal about her dark past. She has been a victim of child sexual abuse and went through failed marriage counselling too post her separation with Anurag Kashyap. The actress advices that one must find therapy before it gets too late.
Kaabil actress Yami Gautam has always been vocal about issues that are close to her heart and those which she believes need to be addressed. With the rise in the number of suicides among students, the worry and pressure of competition among the peers and the stress of pleasing the family has taken a terrible toll on many young adults. Yami, who was a very good student herself, decided to discuss with IIT Students why mental health is important and speaking up is the first sign of improving.
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