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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone to Anushka Sharma, Stars Who Spoke On Battling Depression, Anxiety

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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone to Anushka Sharma, Stars Who Spoke On Battling Depression, Anxiety

Bollywood

the
word
itself
is
about
glamour,
status,
success,
red
carpets,
fan
base
and
more.
As
many
as
lakhs
of
people
dream
about
making
it
to
the
tinsel
town,
being
a
celeb
is
not
a
cakewalk.
After
all,
it’s
not
easy
to
be
in
the
limelight
all
the
time
and
being
a
celebrity
does
come
with
its
share
of
consequences.
Behind
the
glitzy
life
which
exists
on
camera,
comes
a
lot
of
struggle,
hard
work,
battles
which
not
many
people
speak
about
and
much
more
which
often
take
a
toll
on
mental
health.
However,
of
late,
celebs
have
taken
it
as
a
moral
responsibility
to
raise
awareness
about
mental
health
issues.

In
fact,
there
are
several
celebs
who
have
unabashedly
opened
up
about
their
battles
with
depression,
anxiety
and
other
mental
health
issues
despite
the
social
stigma
attached
to
it.
So,
as
we
celebrate
World
Mental
Health
Day
today,
we
bring
you
a
list
of
Bollywood
celebs
who
have
opened
up
about
battling
mental
health
issues.


Deepika
Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika
Padukone
is
one
of
the
actresses
who
never
shies
away
from
talking
about
her
battle
with
depression.
She
opened
up
about
her
battle
with
depression
for
the
first
time
in
2015.
The
actress
stated
that
she
was
diagnosed
with
clinical
depression
when
she
was
having
a
great
period
in
her
life
on
both
personal
and
professional
fronts.
“I
thought
it
was
stress,
so
I
tried
to
distract
myself
by
focusing
on
work,
and
surrounding
myself
with
people,
which
helped
for
a
while.
But
the
nagging
feeling
didn’t
go
away.
My
breath
was
shallow,
I
suffered
from
lack
of
concentration
and
I
broke
down
often,”
she
added.


Shaheen
Bhatt

Shaheen Bhatt

Alia
Bhatt’s
sister
Shaheen
Bhatt
spoke
about
her
battle
with
depression
in
2016
and
has
been
quite
vocal
about
mental
health
awareness.
She
has
stated
that
mental
illness
has
been
a
part
of
her
life
since
she
was
12.
“I
woke
up
one
day
and
felt
empty,
hollow
and
just…
confused.
At
first,
I
thought
I
was
being
a
‘typical
teenager’

one
who
was
irritable,
slept
too
much
and
never
left
her
room.
At
that
point,
everything
in
my
life
triggered
my
anxiety,”
Shaheen
had
told
Humans
Of
Bombay.
She
also
recalled
how
she
avoided
seeking
help
for
years.


Shraddha
Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha
Kapoor,
who
made
her
debut
with
Aashiqui
2,
revealed
that
she
battled
anxiety
issues
for
around
six
years.
“I
didn’t
even
know
what
was
anxiety.
We
didn’t
know
it
for
a
very
long
time.
It
just
after
Aashiqui
when
I
had
these
physical
manifestations
of
anxiety.
There’s
this
pain
happening
where
there
was
no
physiological
diagnosis.
We
got
so
many
tests
done
but
there
was
nothing
wrong
with
me
in
the
doctor’s
report,”
Shraddha
was
quoted
saying.


Ileana
D’Cruz

Ileana DCruz

Ileana
D’Cruz
also
opened
up
about
her
battle
with
anxiety
and
depression
and
also
revealed
that
for
the
longest
time
she
didn’t
know
she
had
body
image
issues.
The
Rustom
actress
stated
that
acting
in
films
made
things
worse
for
her.
“There
was
a
period;
approximately
3
years
ago,
I
had
gone
from
happy
to
being
completely
depressed
and
not
knowing
what
it
was.
The
most
comforting
thought
for
me
was
what
if
I
end
things
now!
And
I
thankfully
realised
that
this
is
not
right.
I
never
thought
I’d
be
somebody
dealing
with
anxiety
or
depression”,
she
added.


Karan
Johar

Karan Johar

The
ace
filmmaker
revealed
that
he
battled
anxiety
issues
for
five
years
and
was
also
on
anti-anxiety
medication
for
over
a
year.
“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
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
realised
that
I
had
some
internal
issues
to
deal
with,
which
got
built
up
to
such
point
that
it
resulted
in
anxiety,”
Karan
had
told
NDTV.


Virat
Kohli

Virat Kohli

Recently,
ace
cricketer
Virat
Kohli
also
opened
up
about
battling
depression.
“You
just
don’t
understand
how
to
get
over
it.
That
was
a
phase
when
I
literally
couldn’t
do
anything
to
overturn
things.
I
felt
like
I
was
the
loneliest
guy
in
the
world,”
Virat
was
quoted
saying.


Anushka
Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Anushka
Sharma
also
opened
up
on
her
battle
with
anxiety
and
revealed
that
she
got
it
treated.
The
Ae
Dil
Hai
Mushkil
actress
stated,
“I
have
anxiety.
And
I’m
treating
my
anxiety.
I’m
on
medication
for
my
anxiety.
Why
am
I
saying
this?
Because
it’s
a
completely
normal
thing.
It’s
a
biological
problem.
In
my
family,
there
have
been
cases
of
depression.
More
and
more
people
should
talk
openly
about
it.
There
is
nothing
shameful
about
it
or
something
to
hide.
If
you
had
constant
stomach
pain,
wouldn’t
you
go
to
the
doctor?
It’s
that
simple.
I
want
to
make
this
my
mission,
to
take
any
shame
out
of
this,
to
educate
people
about
this”.

Story first published: Monday, October 10, 2022, 10:54 [IST]

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