Bollywood celebrities Deepika Padukone and Zoya Akhtar opened up about their struggle with depression and how they overcame it. Now, Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt has poured her heart out about her battle with depression.

Writing in Vogue India, she started with two recent high profiles suicides, saying “mental health and depression are issues that cannot be ignored anymore”. She shared her own experiences in the battle against depression.

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She also mentioned, “I’ve lived with depression since I was 12 years old and since then I’ve been suicidal on more than one occasion. I’ve experienced the sheer terror of contemplating a life filled with unrelenting anguish, and I’ve been consumed by the terrifying thought of having but a single means of escape from a bleak, unbearable future.”

After this, Alia Bhatt shared her sister’s article on her Twitter handle. She captioned it, “Shaheen you are brilliant! My sister has battled and lived with depression since she was 12. She speaks her heart out and without any hesitation addresses the giant elephant in the room – Mental health and the LACK of our understanding & acceptance.”

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Recently, Shaheen and Alia’s mother Soni in an interview with DNA said: “Shaheen is penning down her experiences in a book and she is doing it to help other people understand that there’s nothing wrong in accepting your condition.”