Aamir Khan's daughter battling depression for over 4 years now
New Delhi : Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan, who had recently made her directorial debut, revealed in one of her Instagram posts that she has been "clinically depressed" for more than four years now. On World Mental Health Day (October 10), Ira Khan shared video, in which she opened up about her mental health battle.
In the video, Ira says, "Hi, I'm depressed. I have been for more than four years now. I've been to a doctor and I'm clinically depressed. I'm doing much better now. For over a year now, I wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn't sure what to do." Ira recalled her personal struggle with depression and she added in the video, "I have decided to take you on a journey - my journey - and see what happens. Hopefully, we'll get to know ourselves and understand mental illness slightly better. I've thought of so many things to say. What should I say? Why am I doing this?"
Ira signed off the video saying, "Let's start from where I started. What do I have to be depressed about? Who am I to be depressed? I have everything, right?"
While sharing the video with fans on social media, she also wrote, "A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple and okay but not okay and... life all together. There's no way to say it all in one go. But I'd like to think I've figured some stuff out, or at least figured out how to make it slightly more understandable. About mental health and mental ill-health. So come with me on this journey... in my awkward, quirky, sometimes-baby-voice-y, as-honest-as-I-can-be... way. Let's start a conversation. Happy World Mental Health Day."
Watch her video below: