Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found hanging in his Bandra apartment on Sunday, was battling depression, police said on Monday. According to the police official, Mumbai Police found out during the probe that the 34-year-old actor was under medication for depression.
An expert explains why suicides and mental health problems such as depression are becoming common among celebrities today while taking the unfortunate example of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
- Experts say depression and suicide rates are rising among young adults
- Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide on Sunday
- In this article, an expert tells us why celebrities are more prone to depression and other mental health conditionsDepression is a hidden disease and the manifestations are as varied as the people it affects. In the entertainment industry, there is a lot of pressure to perform, not only on-screen but off-screen too by making right friends, being in news in the right manner, and being in touch with the right people. We have lost too many young and promising people in the entertainment industry to mental health issues. There are sporadic attempts to create a healthy atmosphere for people in the industry to talk about what’s troubling them, but we are still struggling.