Must read! Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia talks about her nervous breakdown
MUMBAI: Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia took a 40-day hiatus from his show Choti Sarrdaarni after a blackout a few months ago.
Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia took a 40-day hiatus from his show Choti Sarrdaarni after a blackout a few months ago. The actress shares how she bounced back.
Mental health is taboo in our society. Although they have struggled with it for years, many people prefer to hide it. Choti Sarrdaarni’s Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, has also struggled with mental health issues.
The actress shares: “I left home when I was only 18. I have always been an outgoing and fiercely independent girl, living on my own terms. With a name, a fame and a television career. established, life seemed perfect. I never thought I could crack it so easily. The whole experience was very intimidating for me. She says she noticed the first signs of it in October 2020. She says: ” Our work takes so much of our time that we don’t have time for ourselves. As we shoot continuously for daily soaps for 27-28 days in long shifts, we don’t realize what we’re wasting in the process It creates an imbalance in our personal and professional life.
She adds: âI thought it was due to a hormonal imbalance, so I went to my gynecologist. But it didn’t help much and I also saw a psychiatrist, who told me that I was completely exhausted and stressed. He advised me to take a break as my work took me away from the balance I needed in my life. On the advice of my doctor, I was even hospitalized for two days. This ultimately forced me to take a 40 day hiatus from the show. And then, I came to Delhi to stay with my parents for the next few days.
The diva remembers: âI took heavy medication for the first 15 days because I suffered from insomnia. I used to sleep, eat, and sleep again, or I used to sit and cry for no reason. It was my daily routine with mood swings and despite my mom being next to me, I felt claustrophobic. As advised by the doctors, she took the time to heal and indulged in the activities she enjoyed the most. âI listened to music, read books, did coloring; and it really helped me rediscover myself. I reconnected with my college friends. Plus, I made a conscious attempt to take a break from social media, which was essential for my mental well-being, âshe says.
The actress has gone public and shared her struggle with mental health issues on social media. She says, âMy social media post about the issue was my first step in this direction. I intend to create a platform, to have experts who can join us in solving the problem. Through social media, I also want to start a campaign where I would like to post phone support numbers, where people like me can seek advice and help from therapists. Since everything has become virtual, I would like to post about it, talk about my struggles, my experience, its signs, etc. “
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