World Mental Health Week 2019: Aamir Khan Says Emotional Hygiene Is As Important As Physical Hygiene

World Mental Health Week 2019: Aamir Khan Says Emotional Hygiene Is As Important As Physical Hygiene

In his latest post on Instagram, Aamir Khan emphasizes on the importance of mental hygiene and the timely treatment of depression.

B-town celebs are quite vocal about mental health care. Be it Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma or Alia Bhatt, the stars have shared their own experiences related to depression, anxiety, etc. They also took various initiatives to spread awareness e.g. Deepika Padukone’s The Live, Love, Laugh Foundation, in an attempt, to wipe off the stigma attached to it. In short, these celebrities are helping to break the stigma surrounding mental health by openly speaking about their experiences and advocating for timely treatment and therapy.

Similarly, Aamir Khan is known to be very vocal about social issues that plague society in general. On the account of World Mental Health Week 2019, Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan took to Instagram to talk about the significance of mental health and how early intervention is extremely important while battling depression. The note which he shared reads, "Emotional hygiene is as important as physical hygiene. Being aware and sharing difficult emotions relieves stress. Physical exercise can also beat stress. Tackling it earlier prevents depression. Timely help works."

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Aamir Khan’s continuous support through his program Satyamev Jayate was a milestone in tackling social issues especially related to mental health. He has extended his complete support to a mental health foundation called Vandrevala Foundation after Satyamev Jayate, which has helped in increasing awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health illnesses. Besides that, Aamir Khan’s approach to further social causes via the film medium is extremely praise-worthy. Taare Zameen Par, PK, Secret Superstar all have portrayed underlying issues in our society to a great extent.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir will be next seen in Advait Chandan directed Lal Singh Chaddha opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. He will also be seen in Subhash Kapoor directed Mogul which is a biopic on T-Series founder Bhushan Kumar.