“Sushant Singh Rajput,” a message from my colleague read.
I sent question marks in reply.
It was my off on that day. After finishing lunch, I was preparing for a nap when I thought of checking my phone.
Just like everybody, it came as a shock to me. The first question I asked my colleague was “Why?”
As reports of Sushant suffering from depression came along, I felt a little lost. He seemed a happy person to me. I always got those ‘full of life’ vibes from him. There was something in his voice that always spoke to me.
Soon after, I reached out to some friends to see if they were doing fine. I engaged in conversations with people to discuss why it was important to talk to vulnerable people at that time.
When somebody posted that mental health talks are being done because a celebrity has died, I tried to tell them why I was reaching out:
To let people who were triggered by the news have a safe space.
Personally, I felt sad and a little lost. I was taken back to the time when I was dealing with my mental health issues. I tried to understand what Sushant would have gone through because I’ve been in a similar place a long time ago.
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