Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu opened up about the importance of mental health and how she fights the problems. Samantha, who separated by Naga Chaitanya last September, after four years of marriage, she shared how she relied on friends and counselors to help her through the difficult phase.
Speaking at a launch event for the Psychiatry At Your Doorstep initiative of the Roshini Trust and Datla Foundation, she said, “You should not have any inhibitions to seek help if you are mentally disturbed. In my case, I was only able to overcome my mental health problems with the help from my counselors and friends.”
Samantha also stressed the need to normalize seeking help from psychiatrists and mentioned the importance of a support system. “If I’m successful the next part of my life, it’s not because I was strong. But it’s because a lot of people around me have helped me to be strong. A lot of people spend a lot of time and effort to help. It’s time for all of us to do our part too,” she added.
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya announced their separation last year. In a joint statement, they said: “To all our benefactors. After much deliberation, Chay and I have decided to separate as husband and wife to go our separate ways. We are fortunate to have a friendship of more than ten years. years that has been at the heart of our relationship and which we believe will always hold a special bond between us. We ask our fans, benefactors and the media to support us during this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thank you for your support,” the note read. Since then, Samantha has been posting motivational quotes on her Instagram stories about resilience and strength.
On the work front, Samantha received accolades for her portrayal of the antagonist Rajni in season 2 of The Family Man. Her upcoming mythological epic Shaakunthalam has entered the post-production phase.