Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt has been battling depression on and off since she was 13

DOB: 28 November 1988 (age 29 years), Mumbai
Parents: Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan
Grandparents: Shirin Mohammad Ali, Nanabhai Bhatt, N. Razdan, Gertrude Hoelzer
Siblings: Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Rahul Bhatt
Uncles: Mukesh Bhatt, Robin Bhatt

Here’s what she wrote

I have lived with depression on and off since I was about 13 years old.

This is not a revelation or a confession. Those who know me know this about me

It’s not something I take any pains to hide. I’m not ashamed of it or particularly troubled by it

It’s just a part of who I am.

I have days where I feel good and then I have days where I don’t.

One minute everything’s fine and the next is like someone turned the lights off inside my head. I go quiet and it’s difficult to get out of bed.

LIke it always does the world around me loses focus and I struggle to make sense of it.

Sometimes these bouts last an hour. Sometimes they last days

Today I’m on day 4. I say I live with depression rather than I struggle with it. because for me. I don’t see why it has to be a struggle.

I once read an idea by an American assist called Richard Mitchell which stayed with me. It’s now become how I try to approach the dips in my week or month. The idea is to be sick or to suffer is inevitable but to become bitter and vindictive and sickness and suffering and to surrender to irrationality supposing yourself the innocent and virtuous victim of the evils intentions of the world is not inevitable.

The appropriate answer to the question why I is the other question?

Why not me?

Why am i writing about this well I spent a fair amount of time on social media during the course of my day and today I found myself looking for something to post because it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything

I couldn’t find anything. So I figured I just talk about this

How I’m doing instead of what I’m doing it’s as simple as that and we could all stand into a little more of it.

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