Poor Mental Health conditions (Sushant Singh Rajput, Kushal Punjabi, Pratyusha Banerjee, Jiah Khan, Kunal Singh)

Suicide is one of the major causes of death globally and India’s share of global suicide burden is increasing alarmingly. A study published in the journal The Lancet Public Healthobserved that India ranks 6th while it comes to global female suicide rate. The findings of the study also suggest that the country accounts for nearly a fourth of male suicides worldwide. Suicidal thoughts stem from various life situations that lead to mental health issues like depression among others. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who committed suicide yesterday, was reportedly suffering from depression. It is a mood disorder characterized by prolonged phase of sadness. When symptoms like feelings of sadness and loss of interest in otherwise favourite things persist for more than 2 weeks at a stretch, doctors diagnose them as clinical depression. Some of the other traits of this mental health challenge include aggressiveness, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness, reduced ***ual desire, fatigue, headache, feeling of emptiness, withdrawal from surroundings, anxiety, loss of appetite, etc. The glamour world has witnessed many suicides through decades and Bollywood isn’t an exception. Starting from Kunal Singh to Sushant Singh Rajput, many B-town celebrities have taken their own lives. Here is a look at some of them who decided to end their lives abruptly and why they did so.

Sushant Singh Rajput: This is the most recent case of suicide in Bollywood. He was found dead at his Bandra residence in Mumbai yesterday. According to the sources, he was suffering from depression for the last six months and was undergoing a treatment for the same.

Kushal Punjabi: Actor Kushal Punjabi, who appeared in films such as "Kaal" and "Lakshya" and many TV shows, was found hanging in his Bandra apartment in 2019. He left behind a suicide note which said nobody should be held responsible for his death.

Pratyusha Banerjee: Known for her role as ‘Anandi’ in the popular TV show Balika Vadhu, Pratyusha was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on April 1, 2016. She was going through tough times mentally because of the issues in her personal life.

Jiah Khan: She was an actress who awed the audience with her debut movie Nishabd. She was found hanging in her Juhu apartment by in 2013. The actress was reportedly depressed due to facing failure in relationship.

Kunal Singh: Best known for his role opposite SonaliBendre in the movie Dil Hi Dil Mein, Kunal Singh committed suicide in 2008. by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. His strained relationship with his wife and the fact that he was not allowed to see his kids were rumoured to be the reasons behind his suicide.
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