Aamir Khan's daughter who recently opened up about her depression never knew she'd be targeted for the same. Netizens wondered as to how a star kid who probably has everything at her disposal could suffer from depression but that's the mentality that needs to be changed. Depression can happen to anyone at any age and the sooner we understand this, the better it would be. While Kangana Ranaut believed the reason for Ira Khan's depression could be her parents' divorce, the star kid recently revealed it's not the case.

Taking to her Instagram account, Ira Khan said, “My parents were very good about being parents to Junaid and me, even after divorce. And when people would say ‘Oh I am so sorry to hear about your parents’ divorce, I would be like (shrugs) ‘What are you talking about? It is not a bad thing. Another privilege I didn’t realise. It could be something that could scar you. It didn’t scar me. I don’t remember most of it but I didn’t feel like my parents’ divorce is something that could bother me. So that can’t be the reason why I am feeling so sad.”

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HINDI VERSION - LINK IN BIO. I never spoke to anyone about anything because I assumed that my privilege meant I should handle my stuff on my own, or if there was something bigger, it would make people need a better answer than “I don’t know.” It made me feel like I needed a better answer and until I had that answer, my feelings weren’t something I should bother anyone else with. No problem was big enough to ponder too long about. What would anyone do? I had everything. What would anyone say? I had said it all. I still think there’s a small part of me that thinks I’m making all this up, that I have nothing to feel bad about, that I’m not trying hard enough, that maybe I’m over reacting. Old habits die hard. It takes me feeling my worst to make myself believe that it’s bad enough to take seriously. And no matter how many things I have, how nice to me people are because of my dad, how nice to me people are because they love and care about me... if I feel a certain way, a certain not nice way, then how much can rationally trying to explain these things to myself do? Shouldn’t I instead get up and try and fix things? And if I can’t do that for myself? Shouldn’t I ask for help? . . . #mentalhealth #privilege #depression #repression #divorce #sexualabuse #letstalk #betterlatethannever #letitout #depressionhelp #askforhelp

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She revealed her parents' separation didn't affect her. "When I was small, my parents got divorced. But that didn’t seem like something that would traumatise me because my parents’ divorce was amicable. They are friends, the whole family is still friends. We are not a broken family by any means," she continued. Aamir Khan’s Daughter Ira Khan Makes Her First Tattoo, Says ‘I Think I Have an Alternate Career’.

Depression is a serious matter and it needs understanding. As a society, we aren't equipped to deal with mental health issues and the more we ridicule or ignore it, the more intense and worrisome it will get. Do check out her Instagram post!

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