On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Karan Johar shares his first phases of anxiety!
Karan Johar is utterly known for his refined contribution in Bollywood. From romantic dramas to emo climaxes, his movies are surely one of a kind within the industry. The man, who has given numerous masterpieces to the global cinema goers, did not not have the opportunity to have a 'forever love' to call his own. Amid global stardom and filmy glam, Karan lacks love in life. He even faces numerous backlogs on social media platforms, where haters floods his boxes with trolls and negativity of all kinds which resulted him is one of the worst phases of his life earlier, anxiety and depression.
Karan Johar's challenging lifestyle
Even as one of the most successful man in the industry, sorrows did not leave him. In numerous of his previous interviews, the filmmaker has unabashedly accepted the dark phase of his life. On 10 October 2023, as the whole world is witnessing the World Mental Health Day, Karan Johar added his lights of wisdom on the respective occasion. While taking over his Instagram handle, Karan shared a poster of 'The Day' and shared his personal experiences of darkness amid his glamorous lifestyle.
The filmmaker addresses his share of anxiety and depression
Mr. Johar wrote, "In 2015-2016 I felt the first burst of anxiety and knew within that something was wrong, my friend guided me to a psychologist and after a series of conversations I knew what I was dealing with and addressed it medically and with a change of lifestyle. Things got better and I weaned off the meds." Those were the long lost struggle of Karan but he even confronted with the same issues this year too. While confronting the same, he wrote "This year in March this year(I knew the trigger), it returned and I knew I had to address it immediately."
Karan Johar's wise advice for tackling mental health issues
The Bollywood godfather also threw light on the importance of educating people about the issue as those who suffers from vulnerable issues as such also goes through bodily changes. "you must be educated enough in this zone to even offer advice. To family members my advice is simply to make sure that the person going through it seeks professional help. We tend to address blood pressure, diabetes, etc. with so much instant ease then why neglect mental health. More power to those brave ones who acknowledge the issue and address it head on," he further quoted. Lastly he gave hope, a ray of hope for everyone who goes through hardship and mental drainage in life to which he stated, "just know that there is a better life awaiting you. All you need to do is reach out."
- PTC PUNJABI