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Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina opens up about her battle with depression

Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina Roshan has addressed the subject in her recently launched blog, Zindagi.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 13, 2018 21:34 IST ]
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Sunaina Roshan confesses that she see a counsellor even today 

After a number of people committing suicide as they lose their battle with depression, Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan has come forward to talk about her days when she felt extremely lonely and would cry for no reason. After DJ Avicii, designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s suicide taking over the headlines, many celebrities stepped ahead to talk about depression. Sunaina Roshan has also addressed the subject in her recently launched blog, Zindagi.

This is a known fact that Hrithik Roshan’s sister has had a hard life- battling depression, a broken marriage, diabetes, and hypertension- she has seen it all. This has definitely left a big impact on her life.

While talking to Mid-Day about her blog, Sunaina said, "People refuse to come to terms with it, and, sometimes, commit suicide. Visiting a doctor is taboo. They feel, going to a psychiatrist means [accepting that] they are mad. In India, being treated for it is frowned upon”

Sunaina, who had undergone bariatric surgery,  sought psychiatric help when she felt that she is unable to take it. She reveals that one should not be ashamed o talk about their mental health. According to her, with growing digitalization, people have stopped communicating with each other which has made it even worse. She said, "As a result, abroad, people have psychiatrists in schools and offices too. I want to tell people in India that tackling depression in time is important. I still see a counsellor, because you have to talk to an unbiased person who can guide you. I want to reach out to people who suffer from this mental ailment, which needs to be treated like any other physical ailment." 

Sunaina has also survived cervical cancer and she feels that a patient's family also plays a vital role in helping him/her emerge from the condition.

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