Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a well-known name when it comes to bridal attire, from bridal lehengasto sarees, suits and Anarkali. Well, we always see top celebs donning heavy and expensive designer clothes. Sabyasachi is one of the famous designers.
The designer who rarely talks about his personal life has recently speaks about his struggles and reveals that he attempted suicide when he was 17.
Speaking to ET Panache in a recent interview, Sabyasachi has been quoted saying, “The true essence of the post was to ask people to be aware, empathetic, and not judgemental of peoples’ personal clothing choices, which could be a manifestation of their internal anguish.”
Sabyasachi Mukherjee reveals he tried to commit suicide
He shared his own example of ‘crippling depression as a teenager’. “I found my coping mechanism through radical clothing choices. I was sneered at and bullied, but it helped me find my way again. I got into severe depression when I was 17. I tried committing suicide. It was a failed attempt. It [depressive episodes] doesn’t happen to me anymore. I have too creative and too fulfilling a job.”
“Mental health in today’s day and time, with this quick pace of life, is becoming more pronounced. And people need to understand that it is not something that one needs to be ashamed of or fear because it’s quite normal. And we need to just address it as normally as possible.”
The designer believes it was the lack of a support system that drove him to attempt suicide. “I think the big stigma that happens to most people comes from isolation where people think I’m probably the only one who’s going through it,” he said. “But when you reach out to a community you realise you’re not.”