Ileana reveals her suicidal thoughts

Actress Ileana D’Cruz happened to reveal a strange phase of her life when she suffered from depression at 21st World Congress of Mental Health, yesterday. In the past, Ileana had gone through Body Dysmorphic Disorder and depression. Going by her words, she even had suicidal thoughts despite having a sounding career and financial position.

“I was always a very self-conscious person and was picked on for my body type. I used to feel low and sad all the time but didn’t know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help. All I wanted to do was to be accepted by everyone. At one point, I even had suicidal thoughts and wanted to end things. However, all of it changed when I accepted myself and what I was going through. I think that is the first step towards fighting depression. Depression is very, very real. It is a chemical imbalance in your brain and needs to be treated. Don’t sit back and think it’ll get okay but go get help. Like you have a sprain and go get yourself checked if you have depression, seek help” Ilaena stated.

Adding more to her statement, Ileana said “I am not saying that I had this miraculous recovery, every day is a process, every day is a step towards healing yourself and getting better. You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect; you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness. You may look at us actors and think that oh my god they are so pretty, so perfect but that’s not how it is, it takes two hours to get ready and look like this. Love yourself for who you are and trust me if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person and your smile is your best asset”.

Talking films, the Mubarakan beauty will next appear in an Ajay Devgn starrer.