Kher to launch a web­site for those deal­ing with de­pres­sion

Anu­pam Kher feels it’s time to help peo­ple bat­tling with de­pres­sion via an on­line plat­form

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor Anu­pam Kher (right) be­lieves in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the so­ci­ety in his own small way. Af­ter the re­cent sui­cide of en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent Ar­jun Bhard­waj, the ac­tor de­cided to help those deal­ing with de­pres­sion. He be­gan by shar­ing his email ad­dress on Twit­ter and asked those who need help, to write to him. The ac­tor is also work­ing on a web­site meant for the grief-stricken lot.

“I’ve been giv­ing mo­ti­va­tional lec­tures for some time now. I un­der­stand how a per­son feels when he/she is sad. When I read about this sui­cide and how he went about it, I was jolted. But then I thought just put­ting my con­cern on Twit­ter will not help, rather I should do some­thing more,” says the Padma Bhushan awardee, who re­ceived over 300 mails in a day. Kher says that bar­ring few mails ask­ing him to help them en­ter the film in­dus­try, there are peo­ple who have shared gen­uine con­cern. “The mails opened my eyes to many se­ri­ous is­sues. It’s not just youth, but mar­ried women, fa­thers, moth­ers and even peo­ple from abroad have writ­ten to me,” says Kher, who had even con­nected with a few of them over phone al­ready.

About his web­site, Kher says,“I am cre­at­ing this web­site, Anu­pam­cares.com, which will be deal­ing with peo­ple in grief, de­pres­sion, set­back and sad­ness. In a month and a half, it will be ready and I will per­son­ally con­nect with peo­ple via the same. I plan to have one or two pro­fes­sional psy­chi­a­trists on the web­site too.”

PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT

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