Many young actors and celebrities from Bollywood are slowly getting involved in important social debates. Aamir Khan’s daughter ira Khan who battles depression herself has lately taken to social media to raise awareness about mental well being and the importance of therapy for those who need it.
In a recent video on her Instagram profile, Ira is heard saying, "I do not do drugs, I do not harm myself, I do not drink too much, I do not have too much coffee, my depression does not work like that. I do not have immediate life-threats. That is not how my depression manifests."
Ira also shared a glimpse into her conversations with her therapist. In her post she wrote, “ Me: So now what? Therapist: I don’t know. There are lots of parts to me. This is a conflict between the two of them that very seriously affects my attempts at healing from my overall depression. But the burnouts are getting longer so now I have to try harder. The plan is to reduce the frequency and intensity of my burnouts. I don’t need to change my entire being and functioning. Working a lot isn’t a bad thing, trying to do a lot isn’t a bad thing - not always. There’s a point after which it gets unhealthy. That’s what I need to find. That balance. Because working also brings me joy. #mentalhealth."