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Recently, Shaheen Bhatt discussed the topic of mental health and reflected on her journey of emerging from a dark emotional state. During a workshop organized by MTV Question Marks, Shaheen spoke candidly about her mental health issues and recounted an incident that made her question how people often hide their true emotions and present a facade to the world.
She explained, “I never planned on talking about my mental health issues, but on this particular day, as I was looking for a picture to post on social media, I realized that I had been searching for only happy pictures, completely contrary to how I was actually feeling. It made me realize that I wanted to talk about how I was truly feeling.”
She went on to highlight how people often default to responding that they are “good” when asked about their well-being, even if they are struggling internally. Shaheen expressed her concern about the masks people wear to hide their true emotions, stating, “We are constantly wearing this mask and pretending to be someone else.”
The workshop primarily focused on the mental health of students and the significant role parents play in this aspect of their lives. Shaheen delved into her own childhood experiences and discussed how having supportive parents had a positive impact on her as a student.
Shaheen shared, “As a child, I felt that the only way to prove myself was by being intelligent and hardworking. Every time I fell short of that, it felt really bad, even horrible. I consider myself lucky to have such supportive parents who have always encouraged me to do my best and made it clear that any outcome is acceptable to them. They have never pressured me to be a top-ranking student.”