Before the premiere of 'Me Before You' on Romedy Now, Parineeti Chopra spoke about the most important person in her life, her brother Sahaj. She discussed how he was her pillar of support when she battled depression.
"A couple of years ago, I went through a very low phase emotionally in my life where I was really down in the dumps. It wasn’t like a person especially came into to my life, but it was a person who has always been in my life - my brother, Sahaj."
Her motivation was to emerge from it as a more positive person. "So, Sahaj thank you and I love you. You are my baby, you are my brother, you are my life, you are my soulmate, and no man will be able to ever replace that, and I am proud to say that I love you," she said.
We are glad she had someone to support her and help her through her tough phase, and that she decided to talk about it!
If you ever do find yourself in need of help, contact Aasra at 91-22-27546669 (a depression and suicide prevention helpline).
Here are a few self-help books to give you direction - The Depression Cure by Dr Steve Ilardi (Rs 524), Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way by Nancy Liebler and Sandra Moss (Rs 281), Feeling Good by David D. Burns (Rs 299), When All Is Not Well by Om Swami (Rs 130) and Anxiety Rebalance by Carl Vernon (Rs 299).
We're proud of your battle Parineeti, stay strong girl!