Actor Aamir Khan’s daughter, Ira Khan, has been openly discussing her mental health struggles for years. She actively advocates for mental well-being, stressing on the significance of seeking help from professionals. On Mental Health Day, Aamir Khan joined Ira in a video emphasizing that there’s no shame in asking for help. In the video, they highlighted how people seek assistance for various things like learning subjects, getting haircuts or fixing things at home, and mental health should be treated with the same openness and acceptance.
In the video, Aamir can be heard saying, “Zindagi mein aise bohot saare kaam hai jo hum khud nahi kar paate. Jisme humme kisi aur vyakti ki madad lagti hai, jo yeh kaam jaanta hai. Aur yeh faisle hum badi asaani se le lete hai, begair kisi sharam ke, begair kisi jhijak ki (There are a lot of things in life that we cannot do ourselves. For that we need the help of others, someone who knows how to do that job. And we take these decisions so easily, without any shame or hesitation).”
Ira also suggests that if someone is facing mental or physical challenges, they should not hesitate to seek help from trained professionals. Check out the video here:
“Aur doston meri beti Ira aur main pichle kayi saalon se therapy ka laabh utah rahe hai (Friends, I and my daughter have been benefitting from therapy for years now). So if you are going through stress or any kind of tension, reach out for help from trained professionals. There is no shame in that. All the best,” said the actor.
Having been diagnosed with clinical depression almost six years ago, Ira Khan shared a series of honest posts on social media. In these posts, she opened up about the impact of her parents’ divorce on her, her struggles with mental health, and the strategies that have helped her manage it.