Now Ira shared another video in which she spoke about the advice she received on battling depression. Khan spoke about the advice she got from her parents Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta, doctors as well as ‘Kiran aunty’ (Aamir’s current wife).
The advice, she revealed, was ‘to stop being busy, stop jumping from one thing to the next… Just be… Just slow down’. ‘Keep busy, work out and think positive,’ is the advice she said to have received constantly.
She was heard saying in the video, “I used to work out a lot, but now I’m scared of working out, which is frustrating, because I loved working out a lot.”
“But it’s not a one-solution problem. Different people have different unhealthy patterns and experience depression differently”, she said.
Ira captioned the video, “What can you say to someone who’s depressed as way of advice when you don’t really know how their depression is effecting them? What should you say? What should you not say?”
See it here:
Earlier in one of her videos, Ira had said that she is not looking for advice or help to handle her depression. “I am not really looking for advice from these videos. I am not looking for help as to how to handle my depression. I have my doctors and lots of people I am talking to and I am sort of handling that as best as I can,” said Ira in the video.
Ira added, “When you have a discussion with people, whether you agree or you don’t agree with them, whether they change your mind or they don’t change your mind, whether you change their mind, what happens is that you’re sort of forced to track back and chase back and figure out why you have your own opinions and ideas. And, I find that it is something really important to do from time to time to reevaluate why you think what you think about the things that you do. SO, this is the reason why I want to have this discussion.”
Talking about how she doesn’t get bothered by what people say, Ira stated in her video, “I feel like I don’t really get bothered by what people say in the sense that from before and now after my depression I sort of give people the benefit of the doubt. A lot of people say things that they don’t mean, sometimes because they don’t know and I find that only when you create a safe space for people to ask the questions that they want to ask, to contradict you when you say something, to see why you are saying what you are saying and for them to say why they are saying what they are saying, is when you get somewhere.”
Towards the end of her video, while promising that she will try and read everyone’s comments and wants to make an attempt to create a safe space for all to ask their questions and discuss things, Ira said, “So, I want to be not defensive about questions or opinions or things that you might have to say about the different topics that I will bring up eventually.”