Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 2
Later actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s therapist has lastly damaged her silence.
In dialog with journalist Bharka Dutt, the therapist, Susan Walker, talked about Sushant’s situation and the way Rhea Chakraborty was his largest assist.
Walker revealed Sushant was affected by despair and bipolar dysfunction.
“In light of the misinformation and conspiracy theories currently raging on social media about Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty, I have decided it is my duty to make a statement. In my capacity as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, I met Sushant and Rhea on several occasions in November and December 2019 and communicated again with Rhea in June of this year.”
“Sushant was suffering from bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that can be crippling for an individual during an episode. The symptoms of which can include severe anxiety, major depression and sometimes disordered thinking and paranoia. The continuing, appalling stigma around mental illness makes it very difficult for patients and their families to reach out. This has to stop. Mental illness is no different than cancer or diabetes. It can affect anyone, regardless of class, financial status and so on. In a way that cancer can,” she mentioned.
“People with mental illnesses and their families need to feel safe from discrimination so that they can get their treatment and support and acceptance they need. There is no shame in having a mental illness. Should one feel ashamed of having cancer? Mental illness can be treated, it is often the shame of having such an illness that can drive people to suicide. Along with the absolute torment of being in the grip of an illness that affects the ways our minds and emotions work,” she added.
Walker mentioned Rhea was his largest assist and cared for him.
“Sushant was suffering terribly during his bouts of depression and hypomania. Rhea was his strongest support. From the first time I met them as a couple, I was impressed by the degree of concern, love and support she showed. It was very evident how close they were. Rhea took care of his appointments and gave him enough courage to attend, despite his being so fearful that someone would find out.”
“When he was severely sick, he trusted her as considerably of a mom determine, and she or he fully stuffed that position with love, encouragement and persistence. It was an extremely laborious time for her as seeing somebody endure by means of the cruelty of psychological sicknesses of relations. They have to hold it a secret and bear issues in silence, an added trauma. The remedy that Rhea has acquired on social media is deeply surprising to me as I’ve solely ever skilled her as deeply caring and delicate particular person. Sushant’s unhappy and premature dying must be yet one more lesson for us all—in ending of disgrace and stigma round psychological sickness,” she added.
Sushant was discovered hanging on June 14 at his Bandra residence.
His father filed an FIR towards Rhea earlier this week, accusing her of abetment to suicide.