Ira Khan, daughter of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta, has been quite vocal about issues related to mental health on different occasions. The star kid has often spoken about her own depression battle as well and how she has overcome it. For the unversed, Ira was diagnosed with clinical depression over five years ago.
Recently, Ira revealed that her parents’ divorce was one of the triggers of her depression. According to Ira, the divorce was ‘amicable’, but it did leave a huge impact on her mental health.
In an interview with ETimes, Ira said that though her parents’ divorce is one of the triggers of her emotional turmoil, she doesn’t ‘blame’ them for her mental health condition. She stated that she does feel that both Reena and Aamir Khan made her believe that getting divorced “was not a big deal”. Ira Khan was very young when Aamir and Reena got divorced in 2002.
Ira said, “My therapist said that one of the trigger points was my parents, who handled their divorce as well as they could at that point. It was amicable. I am not blaming them, but what they didn’t realise is that because they made it seem like divorce was not a big deal, there was a perception my mind created of the situation. We create perceptions and we don’t necessarily communicate to people about those. So, I blame myself for my depression. I spent 20 years …read more
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