Dangal actress Zaira Wasim opened up about suffering from depression in a lengthy note, which she posted on all her social media accounts on Friday. In her note, the 17-year-old actress writes that after repeatedly being told she was “too young to be depressed” and that depression is “just a phase,” she has finally mustered the courage to admit that she was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression four-and-a-half years ago “without being ashamed, embarrassed and having the fear of being judged for it.”
Writing about her battle with depression, Zaira said suicidal thoughts, starving, daily dosage of medicines and restlessnes is what defined her days. “Perhaps it could’ve been *JUST A PHASE* but this awful phase has put me in situations I never wished or chose to be in,” she wrote on Facebook.
All she wanted was to put forward a point that depression can happen anytime, anywhere and age is definitely not related to it. Zaira agreed how she was initially unwilling to accept she suffered from depression. But with course of time, she gathered the courage to speak about it and finally come ahead and accept it.