Shaheen Bhatt is a screenwriter and has lived with depression for close to twenty years. She recently launched Here Comes the Sun-a mental health awareness initiative and support system for people living with mental illness. She was born in Bombay and lives there with her attention-seeking family and her three cats-Sheba, Pica and Edward.
Screenwriter and fame-child Shaheen Bhatt has been a powerhouse of quiet restraint-until recently. In a sweeping act of courage, she now invites you into her head. Shaheen was diagnosed with depression at eighteen, after five years of already living with it. In this emotionally arresting memoir, she reveals both the daily experiences and big picture of one of the most debilitating and critically misinterpreted mental illnesses in the twenty-first century. Shaheen takes us through the personal pendulum of understanding and living with depression in her privileged circumstances. With honesty and a profound self-awareness, Shaheen lays claim to her sadness, while locating it in the universal fabric of the human condition. In this multi-dimensional, philosophical tell-all, Shaheen acknowledges, accepts and overcomes the peculiarities of living with depression. To anyone with mental health disorders, I've Never Been (Un)Happier stretches out its hand to gently provide solace and solidarity
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