Actor Alia Bhatt jotted down an emotional note for sister Shaheen Bhatt on her social media handle. In the post she talked about the mental illness and the ways to deal with it. She mainly stressed on the significance of the family and friends during the mental illness period. The Highway actress also praised her sister for her initiative through which she wants to raise awareness about mental health. Read the note of Alia by yourself from this article.
Alia posted the picture of her sister 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 a 100%.. to start the conversation, to raise awareness and to join you on this journey, EVERY step of the way @herecomesthesunofficial #WorldMentalHealthDay.”
Shaheen suffered mental illness when she was 16
According the post of Alia, it is clear that Shaheen has started an initiative to support people struggling with mental illness. Shaheen herself confirmed it through a post. She wrote, “@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.”
Shaheen also talked about her depression and wrote, “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, l 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.”