World Mental Health Day: Alia Bhatt pens an emotional post for sister Shaheen

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen has never shied away from talking about her ordeal with depression.

Alia Bhatt pens an emotional post for sister Shaheen

And now, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day her sister Alia Bhatt took to Instagram handle to pen an emotional post for Shaheen.

Alia Bhatt pens an emotional post for sister Shaheen

Alia Bhatt shared a picture of Shaheen and wrote, “I am so so proud of you @shaheenb And of @herecomesthesunofficial. You have taken something so personal and made it a symbol of strength and empathy. No one needs to be alone as they struggle with mental health, battling their own fears and anxiety. Sometimes all you need to know that you’re not alone!!! I’m here 100%.. to start the conversation, to raise awareness and to join you on this journey, EVERY step of the way @herecomesthesunofficial #WorldMentalHealthDay (sic).”

Shaheen Bhatt launched her new initiative – Here Comes The Sun, which helps people fight depression and anxiety. Shaheen took to Instagram to talk about her initiative. In a post, she wrote, “#HereComesTheSun was born from a simple idea. The idea that we are not alone. None of us are alone in our struggles and journeys with mental health – we all have the same fears and we all hope for the same things.”

She further added, “Here comes the sun is a friendly voice reminding you that you aren’t alone, it’s an effort to raise awareness about mental health, to start a conversation, and to help end the taboo and the stigma surrounding it. The first step to all of this is to just say hello our demons. So I’m starting off by saying Hello to my depression and anxiety.”

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Repost • @herecomesthesunofficial #HereComesTheSun was born from a simple idea. The idea that we are not alone. None of us are alone in our struggles and journeys with mental health- we all have the same fears and we all hope for the same things. Here comes the sun is a friendly voice reminding you that you aren’t alone, it’s an effort to raise awareness about mental health, to start a conversation, and to help end the taboo and the stigma surrounding it. The first step to all of this is to just say hello our demons. So I’m starting off by saying Hello to my depression and anxiety. The first time I felt it, I was twelve and approaching my 13th birthday. I thought that the niggling feelings of unease creeping up on me had to do with the fact that I had recently gained a lot of weight and was being teased for it at school. So,lI spent 4 months starving myself and lost all the weight before my 13th birthday rolled around. Surprise surprise: not only did those painful, uneasy feelings stay put, they got worse with every passing day. I spent a lot of time oblivious and unaware that those feelings could be something more. I spent a lot time in denial when I learned they were something more. And then, I spent even more time angry and bitter because depression was the big, scary monster under my bed that was ruining my entire life. But here’s the thing about monsters: they can only live in the dark. If you turn on the light you’ll see that what you thought was a monster, isn’t a monster at all. And the way you turn on the light is by acknowledging it and talking about it. So, I turned on the light, poked my head under the bed and said “Hello” to my monster. That simple act has changed how I deal with every bad day that has come since. It didn’t magically fix me – I’m in the midst of a depressive episode as I write this – but at least I no longer spend all my time and energy avoiding the elephant in the room. With my energy refocused I can spend time on what’s important – looking after myself. Now, I just take each day as it comes, secure in the knowledge that there’s nothing hiding under my bed – except maybe one of my cats. #HelloAnxiety #HelloDepression

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Last year, on World Mental Health Day, Shaheen launched her book titled ‘I’ve Never Been (Un)Happier’, which was her account of life with Depression.

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On the work front, Alia Bhatt was last seen in the period drama Kalank. Her line-up of films includes SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra and Karan Johar’s Takht.