Depression is real. And celebrities are no exception to this. We all are in awe of these gorgeous people, but the sad part is that some of them had faced the wrath of this common mental condition. However, the heartening thing is that these people handled depression well and bounced back strong.
One of the most inspirational celebrities who battled mental disorders is none other than the attractive Deepika Padukone. She opened up about her depression which seemed to be due to a serious personal loss. She even went the extra mile in founding an organization for helping those combating this condition is only a sign of real mental grit. When opening up about her mental status, Deepika was at the zenith of her success. Living alone during 2015 and working extended hours took a toll on her mental health. Now she is happily married to another Bollywood celebrity
, and their relationship remains strong.
Who would have thought that the role model of several Indian youths, the megastar Amitabh Bachchan, would face depression? But unfortunately, he did. This is understandable because he got into production in 1996, faced a string of failures, and eventually became bankrupt. However, Bachchan didn't give up and would have sensed that life is more than earning money. Now that the outlook towards depression is changing and people empathize with celebrities who have faced severe mental disorders, Bachchan’s statement that “it’s not okay to not seek help” is becoming the universally accepted mantra about depression.
Shah Rukh Khan
The charismatic actor as he is, Shah Rukh Khan also had his episode of depression. But this is due to shoulder surgery, way back in 2010. It is learned that the main cause of this depression was going through several surgeries, which took a toll on the superstar’s mental health. However, now he is out of this painful episode in life.
What if a role that you are playing has a deep impact on your mental health? That’s what seems to have happened with Varun Dhawan while shooting his film “Badalpur.” However, he impressed us by stating that “he did not want to throw around the word depression loosely, even though he had gone into a shell of his own.”
Sanjay Dutt is known for his controversies. Unfortunately, the intense-eyed star had faced a lot of troubles during his career. There was a chain of tragedies in his life, including the loss of his mother to cancer and imprisonment due to his alleged involvement with the 93 Mumbai blasts. These all made him get into depression. But now, depression seemed to have made him more of a tranquil person.
The ravishing Indian celebrity has battled clinical depression bravely. She is also a cancer survivor. She has indeed bounced back from her turbulent state with renewed hope. That’s what we call a warrior!
Generally, there is a preconceived notion that you should not seek help when in depression. However, over time, there is sufficient awareness about depression, thanks to people like the charming Anushka Sharma frankly talking about it.
Ileana D Cruz
Another talented star, "Ileana D Cruz" has suffered from depression and body dysmorphic disorder (obsessed with her body type). It was a time when there was not much awareness about this mental ailment. However, with the right spirit of seeking help and talking to a therapist, Ileana faced this disorder courageously.
The stylish and energetic star of Bollywood also yielded to depression, and he came forward to talk about it openly. He is also one of the socially responsible stars who didn’t want this mental illness to be stigmatized.
When the movie of Tiger Shroff didn’t do great at the box office, the actor succumbed to extreme depression. However, he seemed to have crossed that stage, as evident from his social media messages.
Like any other individual, the celebrities should develop the mindset that life is not a bed of roses; Instead of having an approach that everything will be smooth in their filmi journey, they should have the outlook of facing everything with equanimity. While we are aware of the depression that the celebrities face through their open talks, which is indeed a good thing, there should be more meaningful websites like www.theupliftedmind.com that come forward to delve into various aspects of life and give the right uplifting that one needs during times of difficulties.