EXCLUSIVE: Shibani Dandekar on battling depression: I work with a therapist twice a month, there is nothing wrong with it

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Last month, Shibani Dandekar gave a gripping performance in the anthology Love In The Times Of Corona. Shibani starred opposite Shekhar Ravijani and the plot revolved around mental health and its importance. Shibani recently opened up about her battle with depression and how she was not comfortable talking about it in an exclusive conversation with us. Shibani also said that she is still working with a therapist and she doesn’t think there is anything wrong with it. Shibani told Bollywood Bubble, “I’ve suffered from depression in the past. I work with a therapist twice a month. I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. Even though I love my life and I’m happy there are things that I need to work through a therapist with and I think that that’s you know totally acceptable and it’s okay. And after you work with a therapist a lot of your sentences start with what my therapist says…I think that’s the way you should just move on in life it’s important to really make this something that people do not have to hide.”

Talking about coming out and sharing the fact that she is depressed and asked if it was difficult to open up, Shibani said, “I kind of battled with depression more in my teens so it’s not recent although sometimes as human beings you go through bouts of it just normally. The major portion of it for me was anywhere between 15 to 21. I remember almost feeling not comfortable to be able to share it. Not because I worried about how people would think of me but I just wasn’t very good at talking about my feelings.”

Shibani pressed on the matter that how important it is to have and create mental health awareness, “But I think the important thing to understand is that it is time to address things that we are feeling emotionally and that we are going through mentally. Mental health is real and it needs as much awareness as say cancer and leukaemia. You can’t see mental health you don’t know the happiest of people that you think could be going through major struggles and mental health issues.”

Check out the full conversation below:

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