Madhya Pradesh batsman, Aryaman Birla, son of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, recently released a statement on Instagram saying that he would be taking an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health. The young player had also been a part of Rajasthan Royals and played two seasons of IPL. Often a taboo subject, especially in sports where it is mostly about performance, winning and constantly exceeding expectations, discussions around mental health are slowly gaining momentum as more players come out with their stories of battling depression, anxiety and mental health issues. We take a look at the sports personalities who have opened up about their mental health struggles:
Most of us make New Year resolutions about finally hitting the gym, losing xyz kilos or going for that long pending daily walk – all very important for our physical health. As per research by the World Health Organisation, one in five Indians will suffer from some kind of mental health issues by 2020, with depression being one of the biggest causes. Here are 10 ways in which you can focus on your mental health: We love our family and friends and try to spread love around us.
All of us are born free, but as life happens we start losing our mental freedom by identifying self with external baggage: names, memories, successes, failures, interests, roles, experiences, titles, degrees, occupations, possessions, knowledge, hurts, pleasures, habits, etc. Over time, a struggle begins when our external environment has more power than our internal selves. Feeling weak causes us to rely on external factors to dictate our drive.