Swastika on mental health stigma: it’s the personal touch that can be a saviour

While all these questions around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death continue to hit the headlines, concern over the state of our mental health is something that’s also being discussed. Many actors managed to speak up and share their views on the suffering from depression or how to deal with a low phase in life, but there are still people who don’t like to speak up their mind openly on this issue. It’s the stigma attached to the topic and the fear of getting misjudged by close ones and society that haunt them. But that doesn’t mean you have to remain in that shell and not speak up ever?

However, actress Swastika Mukherjee’s words will surely inspire you to shed these inhibitions. She also explains why mental health shouldn’t be ignored.

“Mental health is something that’s not only a phase you talk about. You have to see a therapist, take proper medicines and get it cured. There are certain trigger points that will haunt you. It even forces people to go for drastic decisions as many didn’t feel comfortable to talk about it. Anyone who goes through such a phase looks for love and compassion, and they should be convinced that people around actually care for them. And it’s not only confined to rich people. Let’s extend our hand to everyone around, not just on social media, but it’s the personal touch that can be a saviour. Believe me, even a single phone call matters,” explained Swastika during an exclusive chat with ETimes.