We should take depression seriously, says Esha Gupta
Joining the league of actors raising concern around mental health, Esha Gupta says that depression is something that anyone can experience at any point of their life. “It’s important to accept and talk about it,” she urges.
“You never know what a person is going through. I think depression is often looked down upon. Instead of attaching stigmas to it, we should help people,” she says.
The actor feels that it’s understandable that sometimes, people suffering from depression might get rude. “It’s the other person who needs to show compassion. Do keep talking to your loved ones,” she maintains.
The 34-year-old recalls a recent incident that gave her a different perspective on the
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subject of mental health. “A close friend was upset and told me, ‘Esha, I’m sick of people telling me not to be negative, stay positive’. That day, I realised where he’s coming from.” she shares.
Gupta goes on to say, “I too have bad days. Initially, when I started out, things weren’t smooth, but every single time I fought. We all can.”
The actor is planning an initiative to help those are facing mental health issues. Not divulging details at this point, she advises, “Do things that make you happy. Reduce screen time.” She also recommends yoga and meditation for a healthy mind.
Apart from her family and friends, it is her businessman beau, Manuel Campos Guallar, who keep her sane. “[Manuel] tolerates my moods, understands me. And I enjoy irritating him,” she quips.