'Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda, who is usually away from the limelight has now come forward to share her struggle with anxiety. She also revealed going to therapy and how it helped her.
Navya is Shweta Bachchan's daughter and is now working towards normalising the conversation around mental health. In a video shared by her organisation Aara Health, Navya talked about her own struggle with anxiety and how she has sought therapy for it.
Navya said that earlier she didn’t feel comfortable talking about going to therapy and her friends do not know about it. “It was something new for me as well. I wanted to kind of experience it myself before talking about it. Obviously, my family knows that I am in therapy but I don’t think any of my friends do. I don’t know if would still go and tell them" she said.
“I went fairly recently, like you said that you realise when you hit rock bottom. I feel like I hit rock bottom multiple times and I just couldn’t figure out why. I was like okay, obviously something has to change, I need to talk about it. I think it helped coming to that conclusion. Now once a week I am in that routine and I don’t think I am even close to hitting rock bottom because I have everything in control, I am talking to someone. Now I can identify what are the things that even get me to hit rock bottom. People realise too late sometimes that they need to get help,” she shared.
Navya also added that surrounding herself with positive people has made her feel good. Her proud mother Shweta Bachchan commented 'Bravo' on the post.
Navya has completed her education in digital technology from Fordham University. She is currently in Mumbai and could not return back to her university for her graduation. But the Bachchan family made sure to celebrate her graduation ceremony at their Mumbai house with joy.