In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, actress Sameera Reddy has spoken up about her battle with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. In 2015, the actor and her husband Akshai Varde welcomed their first child, Hans. Afterward, in 2019, they had their second child, Nyra. Sameera shared in a detailed Instagram post that postpartum stress was tough for her. She also recalled how, despite her best efforts, she couldn’t feel cheerful following the birth of her first kid due to postpartum depression.
She captioned the post by saying, “Even though mental illnesses can’t be seen, they exist . Mental health awareness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior such as Depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, PPD etc . For me Postpartum stress was hard and i did not act fast enough because I was unaware it existed . The pics I shared in this post was me at my lowest❤️🩹. I couldn’t feel happy however hard I tried after the birth of my first child . I still reflect on these moments and it only drives me harder to reach out to anyone not feeling good about themselves ❤️ You are not alone . And being there for each other in tough times is so important.”
She added, “Take care of yourself & be aware of your emotional Health. Listen without judgement. Share your story. Create a community that supports a safe space for healthy conversations. Try Getting 8 hours of sleep per night. Less screen time. Spend quiet time to reflect on what’s bothering you . being mindful of what you eat. Exercising for 30-minutes. Journal your thoughts . Saying no to something you don’t want to do. Decluttering your space. Learning a new skill. reach out to a friend , family or seek professional. Try holistic approach with natural therapy ( I believe homeopathy really helped me ) 🙏🏼 #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 💚 #imperfectlyperfect.”