#StarrySpecial: Don’t succumb to depression, fight it; urge TV actors

Today, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, our television actors tell us their stories of depression and how they overcame it.

Pooja Banerjee:

I have been through that phase and the best thing is to keep yourself healthy, busy and surround yourself with positive people and have faith in yourself. A positive attitude makes all the difference. You should have the right set of people around you. Low phases are a part of life.

Ayush Anand: 

Everyone faces a low phase in life. At one point in time, I also felt low when professionally things didn’t turn the way I wanted. I maintained optimism and believed in myself and it worked.  This too shall pass away is what I follow. Nothing is permanent. Life is beautiful and one must make the most of it. It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice. 

Vahbiz Dorabjee:

I think at some point in life we all feel depressed and we also see a lot of people around us getting depressed. I have felt depressed and the best thing you can do is stay focused and divert your mind. Attach yourself to a goal and be happy. There is nothing like family support. If your family is with you, it’s like half the battle is won.

Saurabh Pandey: 

I have gone through depression, lows, highs which everyone goes through but I think we have a lifestyle change we watch our life and take control of situations, I think we can be at bay from depression. What I do is wake up early and sleep early and go for a morning walk to soak into the morning sun. I like to sit under a tree, meditate and focus on my breath. It helps cool down.

Well, what is your story of depression? And how did you tackle it?