Shaheen Bhatt: A second opinion about being a rebel

The mental health champion holds forth on common issues that plague youngsters today
There’s no harm in getting a second opinion before going with a mental heath diagnosis
There’s no harm in getting a second opinion before going with a mental heath diagnosis
Published on Dec 20, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShaheen Bhatt

Second opinion

Like one does for most ailments, does a mental health diagnosis also require a second opinion?

—GM, Chandigarh

I have personally always found a second opinion to be of great value. When it comes to my own mental health, I have sought out multiple opinions.

Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. Approach the diagnosis as you would any other illness. If, like me, a second opinion brings you clarity and comfort, definitely seek one out.

Weird quotient

I’ve realised I’m a rebel without a cause. I love to get into arguments, even when I agree with a point of view. Am I weird?

—Priyanka D, Via Instagram

Our outward behaviour is deeply revealing of our internal state of mind – which is why I tend to believe there is rarely such a thing as a rebel without a cause.

Shaheen Bhatt’s public outing of her own challenges with mental health fuelled discourse about a relatively ignored topic, and made her a role model for young girls to look up to

From HT Brunch, December 20, 2020

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