Priyanka Chopra discusses how she overcame depression after her father passed away
Priyanka Chopra has discussed how she overcame a period of depression after her father, Ashok, died in 2013 aged 64 following a long battle with cancer.
Talking on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, the actress, 38, admitted that therapy didn’t work for her at the time and she had to force herself to ‘step into the light’ instead of being ‘comfortable in the darkness’.
Priyanka also revealed that her life priorities have now ‘shifted’ since entering her 30s, after spending years focused on her work, and insisted how important ‘balance’ is in her marriage to Nick Jonas.
Speaking to Fearne about her period of depression after her father died in 2013, the actress said: ‘That’s what I felt, I feel like my fear is always being stuck. I find wiggle room and movement, I don’t like being stuck in anything outside of my control.
‘I like being in control. When you’re in an instance when you’re not in control, that was the only thing I knew. I tried therapy, it didn’t work for me at that point. I didn’t think medication was an option.
‘I didn’t want to be stuck, I don’t know how it started, I just remember feeling sorry for myself. Sitting on the couch, like the fifth month in, watching TV and eating pizza like for hours. Feeling like a glutton, not good about myself.
‘It started by just going to take the dog for a walk, it started like that, let’s get some fresh air. Then slowly I was like, “Oh, okay, that made me smile a little.” Going for a bath, sitting in the kitchen, I was still not going out with friends…..read more
Source: Mail Online