Barkha, Sushant is NOT the opportunity to spread awareness about mental health! I explain why.

Disclaimer: I am not making any criminal allegations and I am NOT talking on behalf of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father (my father in law). This is an independent opinion and is a response to what was presented by Barkha Dutt (allegedly an audio recording of Susan Walker Moffat, who is alleged to be Sushant’s psychotherapist).

I have been watching everything from the sidelines and analyzing the discussions happening around my brother-in-law’s death.

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Sushant and I in 2014. I saw him last in person in July 2017 on my trip to India.

Sushant and I had a very healthy relationship and most of our conversations were around books and movies. I have known him since 1997 (my 8th grade) since his sister Shweta (my wife now), he and I went to the same school. Shweta and I were in the same grade and he was a grade junior. Whether you believe it or not, he was charming but shy and was known more popularly as Shweta’s little brother amongst my batchmates. Shweta and I had a little bit of chemistry and some batchmates teased us as “Jija-Saala” when we sat together on the school bus. That eventually was proven true in 2007 (thanks to the amazing coincidence that I went to IIT Madras for my undergrad and my wife went to NIFT Madras for hers, which gave us the opportunity to stay in touch and we eventually tied the knot in 2007).  I had moved to the US in 2006 but stayed in touch with Sushant until early 2019 and then we lost touch. Now I can make sense of perhaps what transpired and his loss has left me with immesurable grief.

I am a feminist and I care about women’s issues. My first point is that caring about women’s issues is not incompatible with filing criminal charges against a female suspect. Calling criminal charges against Rhea misogynistic is an incorrect assessment of the situation. While on average, more men tend to engage in criminal behavior, criminality is not outside the purview of women.

My second point is that I do personally believe that there should not be a “special” stigma around mental health issues. Just like physical health, mental health is also an outcome of biology and the environment. The reason I said “special” is that it’s nearly impossible to completely eliminate stigma from health issues. For eg., if there is a person suffering from diabetes, there will be some amount of stigma about his/her lifestyle even if this person was genetically predisposed. Similarly, whether we like it or not, there is no country in the world where stigma around mental health is zero. I live in the United States and there is a tremendous amount of stigma around mental health here. So, even if we are able to bring down the “special” stigma, we might not be able to completely eliminate it. However, since there is an enormous amount of stigma today, mental health information is protected by the law of the land. Disclosing mental health information by a psychotherapist/psychologist is not only unethical but also illegal (except for certain circumstances which don’t apply here). I leave it to my father-in-law to press charges on this matter.

My third point is a question on the validity of Susan’s claims. Diagnosing mental disorders is an arduous task and diagnosing someone Bipolar (I or II) is even more so. Not only do you have to observe the person very closely, but you also have to observe them over long periods of time (it takes six years on average to diagnose after the onset of symptoms). Susan very conveniently diagnoses Sushant in less than two months (perhaps over a couple of appointments), with a life-changing diagnosis. And then she has the audacity to disclose this information in the public domain. If we are to believe Susan, another thing which does become clear is that it was Rhea indeed who was seeking treatment for Sushant and not Sushant himself. Prior to October/November 2019 (and certainly prior to meeting Rhea), as far as I know, no one who has lived with Sushant has ever complained about his mental health, nor has Sushant himself.

My fourth point is questioning Rhea’s role in the matter. I am not using any special information and I am quoting everything available in the public domain. The FIR claims that Sushant was perhaps given psychotropic drugs by Rhea (maybe even without his knowledge). Covert/Surreptitious medication is also perhaps illegal in the 21st century. There could be many explanations of this sudden onset of mental health issues in October/November of 2019. This could be a result of covert medication and withdrawal of psychotropic drugs (perhaps the covert medication stopped during their Europe trip in October 2019 [perhaps because of eating out mostly so no opportunity to covertly medicate him with food? or perhaps intentionally not medicating?], which led to withdrawal symptoms).  And then, he was perhaps taken to the psychotherapist under the pretext of care. Another surprising thing is that setting up appointments and being present at the appointments (both done by Rhea) could be a sign of keeping a tab on Sushant’s conversations with the psychotherapist and keeping evidence of mental health issues so that it can be used later for blackmail or to justify the firm control on his resources. If what was bothering him was Rhea’s gaslighting and blackmail, Sushant probably was not given that privacy to discuss. The more important mental health discussion here could be that of Narcissistic Personality Discorder and/or sociopathy/psychopathy for Rhea.  Sushant seemed to have suffered gaslighting at the hands of Rhea, based on the information in the public domain. Antisocial Personality Disorder is the more technical term for sociopathy/psychopathy and could be potentially diagnosed for Rhea (I am not diagnosing, only suggesting). Based on what happened, gaslighting seems to fit the bill, in addition to other methods of confinement and control. Again, I have every right to question based on the information in the public domain and unlike Barkha Dutt, I am NOT privy to the statements from Rhea’s psychotherapist and I am not disclosing private mental health information. Based on the evidence in the public domain so far and the claims in the FIR, Rhea is the prime suspect in this case. It will indeed be a shocking surprise to the entire nation if it is found in the court of law that she was a loving partner and not an opportunist who eliminated most of Sushant’s ties with his family and friends. 

My final point is that of disappointment in Barkha Dutt in this matter. Please understand that I am not attacking all her work. I am very disappointed with the path she chose in this matter. Unless proven in the court of law that Sushant took his own life because of a mental illness that happened without any foul play (gaslighting, blackmail, covert medication, or overt overmedication), this is NOT the example to use to create awareness around mental illness. Even if proven in the court of law, the only thing that can be even remotely used is the awareness aspect of it with the intention to help and never the intimate details of the diagnosis or disclosure of diagnosis from the mental health professional.

Barkha Dutt could have chosen to emphasize the financial angle. Most crimes have a financial angle and when there are so many pointers (from regular cash withdrawals and large expenses to shell companies), she chose to NOT focus on them and that does reek of agenda.

As a fellow feminist and an intellectual, I am very disappointed today and you will lose a lot of credibility amongst your readership. You still have an opportunity to amend by reflecting on the choice you made and perhaps apologizing for not deliberating on this enough before hitting publish. Perhaps, that will restore some trust in your journalism. Please understand again that this is not a personal attack but an expression of disappointment in the approach you took in the aftermath of our beloved Sushant’s death.

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  3. Frankly you’ve done a fair bit of theorising and speculation, not to mention MASSIVE overreach, on Rhea’s metal condition and involvement in all of this. Sounds rather hypocritical on one hand to disparage a LICENSED THERAPIST from relaying her professional opinion on Sushant’s mental health (and don’t forget he was visiting a psychiatrist as well, who would have provided the diagnosis and prescription(, and then on the other hand do the same to Rhea.

    I find it rather telling that you choose to blame Rhea for not involving the family in Sushant’s affairs. That is NOT her responsibility. That is entirely Sushant’s call – and his family’s own motivation. I find it hard to digest that you all did not bother enough to involve yourself in his life this past year – and now that he is no more, you blame her for the family not being in touch. She had not even been introduced to the family. She didn’t know you all. But it’s HER fault? Sushant clearly did not want you all to know about his mental condition. But it’s HER fault? You guys didn’t try hard enough to be in touch (you haven’t even met him in three years!), but it’s HER fault? Are you really telling me you guys could not have gotten in touch with him, could not have met him if you really wanted to? Oh please!

    You guys are allowed to say whatever you want., make whatever far-fetched conjectures you want. But licensed professionals can’t? You think it was easy for this therapist to put her profession in the line and reveal information? You think she didn’t know the potential impact on her career?

    I wouldn’t even dream of saying these things to the family of a deceased person – but the way you all have gone after the person who stood by your son is shocking. You have blamed her for your own shortcomings as a family. You have conveniently forgotten that set too has a family, she too has parents who may be equally distraught that mobs are baying for her blood. And if something happens to her, who will take responsibility? Will you??

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    • Sly as you sound, try explaining how that witch happily spent his money even after his death. Explain how and why that coniving psychopath left with all his medical documentation? I suppose it’s with good intention. Stop blaming his family. His sisters were there with him but for fear he could never leave with them. Be kind if there’s nothing else you can do. If you have nothing nice to say, I’d suggest you ZIP it!

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      • And what is the proof that she siphoned off his money? His own CA says there was no 15 crores, that his spending was consistent with someone of his socioeconomics, that there was no indication of any foul play. Are you seriously going to go ballistic over him spending 4-5 lakhs on Rhea and her brother? EVEN I have spent more on my partner and his family. Would it SHOCK you if Tiger Shroff spent lakhs on Disha Patani? Please give me a break. This expenditure pales in comparison to what he spent on his own expenses. And you people are losing your minds over a few lakhs for a movie star who can earn five times that amount for a public appearance.

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    • Aditya ,
      You are making contradictory statement here, on the one hand you aee saying he was unwell, so if he was so unwell according to Psychiatrist then he was not in a condition to also inform his family right??
      Now that person is dead right, definietely he cannot come and say i was not depressed or Bipolar.
      Also,depression can be fatal, so if you are treating a patient who is depressed, would you not tell the family that your child is depressed and this could be fatal, so you should be informed!!! How could a Psychiatrist or this lady friend hide such a big thing from the family ?
      If a person is not mentally well ,the imemdiate family has to be informed not by Rhea but by this Psychiatrist lady herself. Infact, Family history ,and counselling sessions for families also happens in such cases, also ,the familes are required by the Psychiatrist to know every little detail from the childhood to go to the root cause of the problem.

      If you have last stage cancer, the doctor would not tell yoir family that you have only 6 months to live????

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      • Rubbish. That is NOT how it works. The psychiatrist cannot tell the family unless the person himself or herself wants to. Don’t make up ideas in your head about psychiatry. That is simply NOT how it works.
        And of Sushant did not want his family to know, then I don’t see how Rhea could go against his wishes. It’s not like she had her own relationship with his family. The therapist claims her feared anyone finding out.
        But no – you people just want to blame the woman. Are you telling me his family couldn’t have made sure to contact him? To be closer to him? The sister thought his behaviour was changing and he seemed lost (according to Ankita Lokhande). The sister obviously knew where he lived because she visited him!

        I understand it’s hard to understand mental illness or recognise it. In reality, I don’t blame the family for not realising the seriousness of his mental state. It’s not uncommon. But WHY blame a third party? You are not children. You could just as well be closer to SSR but you obviously weren’t!

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      • I am not going to blatantly argue with you because it will be pointless.
        I will just say one thing here to rubbish all your points,
        SSR is not here to defend himself so don’t go on and say it was his decision whether he wanted to include his family or not!

        How can you be sure about what he wanted ?
        And with all the suspicions around everything , you cannot give a clean chit to anybody, till then let’s wait for a CBI enquiry for the truth to come out !

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      • @mystical bunny And that is my point. Everyone has jumped to horrible snap judgments based on zero evidence, mobs are literally baying for this lady’s blood. Let’s face it – she needs to be in hiding fir fear of what angry mobs could do to her. You guys need to calm down and wait for the investigation “.
        Until then — INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. Do not make up wild stories about his partner. She was the one that was with him when his family clearly wasn’t!

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      • The world didn’t even know that these two were partners 50 days back. She is not hiding from the mob she is hiding from the media and from the police also she did not decide to hide earlier, from what i see on her insta gram posts , she was recieving threats earlier also so she was at risk earlier too !
        Why did she and her family decide to hide only after the FIR?
        She can hire a bodyguard if she can afford one of the highest paid lawyer in the country!
        The article also says she is the suspect, not guilty, so go on and read the article first !
        The people were waiting from past 50 days for clarity and it is only natural to be restless.
        Also, you were not there to see if she was with him or not, you were not there to see if it was a suicide or a murder.
        Until then–MURDER UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE !

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      • @mystical bunny Shows your judgement when you say “murder until proven otherwise”. You armchair Byomkesh Bakshis don’t care for the law or fairness or even Sushant – you just care about your own entertainment by any means necessary. Make up all the conspiracy theories you wish. Luckily you are NOT the judge, nor are you qualified to be.

        As for the family, all I feel is tremendous pity. I can understand how painfully hard it is to lose a precious family members, especially one who was so full of life and promise. It may be easy to place the blame at someone else’s doorstep, but I would urge them not to provoke the public into baying for Rhea’s blood. Sushant had a psychiatrist and a therapist. He had retreated from people. He was sleeping all day. All of these signs are usually indicative of serious mental illness. Mental illness can happen to anyone. It can often occur in one’s thirties – to the most happy and lively of us. It does not take away from who he was and his achievements. It is a bitter pill to digest for the family, but they should not discard the idea without giving it due thought. It would be unfair to Sushant, and horribly unfair to the person that stood by him (his therapist says this) during very difficult time.

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      • You are also not a judge here, and your perspective or theories are as good as everyone else’s who are seeing a different side of the story too.

        The entire country is saddened by the demise because it seems like a personal loss!
        Also, I did not pass a judgement on who did the Murder, I just said it is a murder until its proven other wise and my judgement (which i learly did not give) doesn’t matter either.

        It’s not about me or you or anybody else, it’s about the truth, just the truth!

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      • @mystical bunny
        Yes I understand the nation is grieving. I too am incredibly saddened by the loss of this magnetic and pure soul. It’s heartbreaking. And to see people make a mockery of his death through allegations, lies, agendas is so, so sad. I am not counting is family among these people – I understand they are devastated and seeking answers. I just don’t think two wrongs make a right. Sushan’t death was a tragedy. A lynch mob would be another tragedy.
        I hope his family and friends find peace, and that many good deeds are done in his memory. He will certainly live on in my memory.

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    • Only two things emerge from the scenario of death of Sushant-

      1. If Rea was girlfriend of Sushant, she must be privy to the reasons of his death. After all she was his soul mate with whom Sushant went holidaying in Paris before his death. But she has so far didn’t disclose anything and she is behaving as if she doesn’t know anything about the circumstances leading to his death. That means she only cared for his money and fame and not him and was with him only to enjoy high flying life.
      2. If 1st scenario is not correct, then it is clear that she herself was the reason of death of Sushant.

      There is something definitely fishy in the death of Sushant and role of Mumbai Police so far is also not above board. Keeping political aspects aside Maharashtra govt must without waisting time hand over probe to CBI.

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    • Yea right .shes a very innocent lady tht is y she stole all of his money and now running like a mouse here and there.if she was tht much caring or a faithful girlfriend why is she hiding???

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      • Ummi Ebrahim – Obviously she is a vile and cunning woman. Every photo that she posted of Sushant to her instagram..he looks like he’s been heavily medicated and drugged. What a piece of crap woman she is to cut him off from his loved one’s. Any woman/man that cuts off their partner/friend from their family has nothing but ulterior motives.

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      • Vennela your posts add sub-zero to the discussion. The evidence you present is, “omg he LOOKS like he was drugged”? Seriously? You’re after sensationalism and gossip.

        Don’t quit your day job.

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      • Aditya – Your day and night’s job is to be a Narcissist.

        Narcissist personality disorder – The cause is unknown but likely involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms include disregard for others’ feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement.

        Please meet with the Therapist “Susan Walker” who you seem to vouch for and get the medication from the con artist “Rhea”. Good luck with “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” and the “Narcissist personality disorder”. Hope people who try to sell mental illness to the masses for ulterior motives get their mental health checked first.

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    • How much did you get for your favored theory. You are good in defending Rhea but who the hell are you to judge deceased’s family members.

      Don’t rub salts on the wound and better keep your ugly mouth shut till enquiry is impartially done.

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      • I don’t want to and it gives me no pleasure to. The only reason I’m presenting another alternative is due to the absolute lynch mob that had been rising against this lady based on zero evidence. It’s a shame. The man was clearly suffering from mental illness, yet the family refuses to avknowledge that could be the case, and instead chooses to promote a theory that has put the lady’s life in severe danger. That is NOT how you treat the person who was supporting your son when YOU were unable to.

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      • Anil Sinha – This guy Aditya sounds like either a accomplice or paid troll or someone with vested interests from his mindless, vicious banter. May god endow upon him some dignity and self respect.

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      • May God give Vennela some semblance of logic – and if that’s not happening, then may God prevent the rest of us from having to deal with her harebrained schemes.
        And if that’s not happening either, Vennela, I look forward to reading more of your works in the “Crime Fiction” section of Amazon’s Kindle library.

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      • Aditya – You cannot get more ludicrous than this. Unless you create more and more id’s to support your fake narrative and support for Rhea. You can clearly see that it’s you that’s getting questioned and mocked here. You seriously need to wake up your dead conscience and go see a Therapist.

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    • No, the therapist actually has no such right unless there is physical danger because of patient specifically. Not the case here. I find it appalling for mahesh Bhatt coterie and now Sushanth’s supposed psychotherapist and BD to talk about his mental health like a public bulletin. They’re stripping him of his right to dignity in death. It’s so unbelievably unethical. Know that therapists-patients are not supposed to have any relationship beyond sessions, most definitely not patient’s kin. Even if they encounter patients in public, both sides act like strangers. confidentiality is taken that seriously in mental health circles. You discuss a condition and not a person to create awareness about mental health. In fact, it may now push people to not reach out fearing it can be made public anytime at their therapist’s discretion.

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      • Don’t act like you guys care about confidentiality and dignity of this poor man. You people have all Merugu lapped up and shared his private details, his bank statements, sting operations, statements by his body guard, cook, istri wala.
        And now you claim you care about confidentiality.
        Take this holier-than-thou hypocrisy elsewhere.

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    • Can you please read what you are writing? when you form a new relationship you also form a relationship with the family. This lady never admitted his affair with Sushant when he was alive and now when he is gone she suddenly out of blue moon declaring herself his GF. Why didn’t she said I was his good friend and only taking care of him. she can’t say that can she? because she exactly knows what she has done to him. He was emotional and she knew exactly what to do with him. He was vulnerable and she twisted everything as per her choices. I am very happy that family is taking the right stand. Women like her is disgrace to the entire female race. Grow up people in this case Sushant’s family is high fi instead she is thatwhy she is able to afford an expensive lawyer….whay say ?

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      • What world are you living in? Are you in an episode of Indian matchmaking??
        Give me a break. You don’t “form a relationship with the family” right off the bat, at least not in the modern Indian dating scene. More like when you get married, so please take your theories elsewhere.

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    • There is something called Protecting your patient’s info . In US it’s called HIPPA . There is something called Hippocratic oath . But people like Barkha Dutt don’t belong to any land . They are vultures.

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      • Actually Barkha and the therapist both acknowledged the conflict in breaking confidentiality. The therapist knows this better than you – and obviously has considered the potentially damaging impact on their career. They came forward because they were distraught at the fabrications being alleged in the media, and the public being misled into baying for this woman’s blood. I would say Rhea’s life is at risk right now. It is not safe for her to be visible because who knows which angry mob will unleash violence on to her. I fully support this therapist in saying it was their carefully considered duty to come forward. Not an easy decision, but I respect it. She is trying to protect a supportive partner from being shredded to pieces by the likes of you. So frankly if you want to blame someone, blame yourself and the media – you have pried into every detail of his life, private transactions, bank details, sting operations, statements by the bodyguard, cook, istri wala, lift wala — and now you act like you give two hoots about confidentiality and ethics. RUBBISH.

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    • Aditya,
      And you conveniently take the moral high ground blaming me of ‘lapping up’ without proof? Don’t you see you’re the hypocrite here and a troll on top of that with how you’re lashing out, getting personal rather than say anything empathetic about either side; defending something that’s wrong every way you see when I made no mention of Rhea C. The man’s dead, he can’t defend himself. The therapist and BD need to have a defamation filed against them. Two wrongs don’t make a right!

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      • I have been empathetic to both sides. You can read my posts. I understand his family’s deep pain and confusion. At the same time, I am shocked at the untruths being fabricated in the media, and this social media court martial of a lady based on ZERO evidence.

        Let me give you an example of the media and public going out of control. Watch Arnab’s interview of Siddharth Pithani. It gave me chills to see Arnab twist, deliberately misinterpret, sensationalize, and malign in real time. There was a 3-4 second transmission delay in the interview. Arnab obviously has done thousands of interviews and knows what a delay looks like. He dogged Siddharth, deliberately sensationalized responses, cut him off repeatedly, painted him out to be a liar (WHY should a business associate know about Sushant’s personal life? Even Samuel Haokip who worked with Sushant last year said the staff living on the lower floor did not have access to Sushant’s personal life and quarters), and completely frustrated him. And then after twisting and sensationalzing, Arnab got upset that Siddharth no longer wanted to continue the interview and claimed he was running away. Are you serious? THIS is what the media is about? Zero journalistic ethics. Total misleading of the public by twisting and exaggerating. Who will bring these people to account?

        Is this really helping the family to play up these unfounded allegations? Does this honour Sushant’s memory?

        As for the family – the pain is real. But it is ridiculous to say someone who was visiting a psychiatrist and therapist COULD NOT have had any mental illness. Just because they were happy before does not mean mental illness cannot strike them. It can – and does – happen to happy people, lively people, extroverted people, courageous people. It can – and does – strike in one’s teens, twenties, thirties, even later. To completely discredit it is to turn yourself away from what could be Sushant’s truth.

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    • I think this Aditya,’s response is stupid and moronic. It lacks rationality &thinking. It’s being insensitive to the whole scenario & being biased.

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      • And you’re the genius Byomkesh Bakshi with all the answers? Riiight. Get over yourself.
        Your claim is what? That Rhea was siphoning off his money and drugging him?
        So she was doing this along with a gang that included his CA, his psychiatrist (a very notable medical professional Dr Kersi Chavda), his therapist, Mahesh Bhatt, business associates, the Thackerays, Disha’s suposed killers, Suraj Pancholi, and who else?
        And that’s your idea of rationality. ANYTHING but true mental distress.

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      • I will take a moment to clarify your doubts. I don’t make any money from my blogs. I write this blog to pass on “FREE” useful information in my leisure time (“free” is even quoted as the caption of my blog). As a family member, I have chosen to express myself on my blog instead of giving interviews in the mainstream media. My understanding is that if I pay more to WordPress, it will remove the Ads but I have a very basic subscription to WordPress for which I pay a small amount of money every year. If any revenue is generated from the Banners you see, it goes to WordPress directly for providing the service. If there is an easy way to remove the banners, please do suggest. Also, I did find your accusation hurtful and now I understand what Sushant was subjected to being how sensitive and empathic he was. He probably read tons of such comments everyday. He passed away on June 14th and I wrote this on Aug 1st/ 2nd. What made you think I wrote this to make money and not in a response to the insensitive coverage by Barkha Dutt? In any case, it takes a lot of effort to change one heart and it’s tiring. I will probably turn off the comment notifications this point on.

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      • That’s a little much to accuse a family member of profiteering off of SSR’s demise. That stings.
        And sadly that’s how it is – intentions are misread, misinterpreted, and before you know it, your truth has been maligned and twisted and manipulated. Rhea’s experiences this on a horrible scale. Sushant no doubt experienced it, and continues to. It’s a sad situation, where truth and dignity barely seem to matter anymore. Sushant – to the outside world – was this incredibly pure, self-driven soul who marched to the best of his own drum, who didn’t care for the system, and whose pursuit of truth and understanding was inspiring. I can’t imagine he would be happy about the bloodlust his so-called fans are indulging in.
        RIP, wherever he is.

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      • embraceheart – You are being disgraceful by being so mean and disgusting in your suggestions. Stop being a wolf in sheep’s skin. People like you have lost it and forget the fact that the family has lost a dear one.

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    • Pasting a comment from another poster, and practising psychiatrist, Dr Pillai. Her comment was on a different page, so pasting it here because I think it is incredibly important, relevant, and needs to be heard.

      _________
      As a psychiatrist ,here are some of my observations on some of the points made by you. I am saddened by the meaningless loss of a young man with unlimited potential.
      However, I believe that we cannot absolve ourselves of our collective failure as a society to acknowledge and accept mental illness by projecting the blame on an easy target.
      “(it takes six years on average to diagnose after the onset of symptoms)“

      I am not sure if your statement is based on statistics but Even so this is assuming that his symptoms only started in 2019. Many young adults with milder symptoms of hypomanic get by without any major depressive episodes and are undiagnosed until adulthood when stresses and responsibilities add up.
      Careful eliciting of history usually reveals low grade hypomanic episodes characterized by cyclical periods of high energy, increased productivity,creativity , decreased need for sleep and increase in goal directed activities – imagine an energizer bunny.
      Personally it has not taken more than 2 to 3 sessions to diagnose Bipolar Disorder as we tend to keep it high in the list of rule out diagnoses in cases of severe depression with psychosis.
      Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is most certainly complicated but that is what we do for a living and I dare say we are good at it.

      “questioning Rhea’s role in the matter and Covert/Surreptitious medication.“

      This to me seems the least credible of all arguments. In my 10 yrs of experience as a psychiatrist, I have never once been successful in persuading an adult to take medications he or she does not want to take.So much so that my motto is to wait ,monitor and not broach medications until they themselves recognize the need for treatment.
      I think it is highly unlikely that a smart and educated man can be given medications without his knowledge. Despite being a psychiatrist I would have to undertake considerable research and be a genius in pharmacology to pull off anything close to that.I have only seen it happen on TV or movies.
      I can’t think of any psychotropic medications that can induce such severe withdrawal or psychotic symptoms unless the person was abusing illicit drugs.

      “keeping evidence of mental health issues so that it can be used later for blackmail or to justify the firm control on his resources.”

      This in itself is point of discussion in mental health. So the fear and shame of being exposed of having a psychiatric disorder is so terrifying that it would force someone to commit suicide ?
      People are assuming that the involvement in his care indicates malice. Let me ask you this. If your partner Started exhibiting signs of paranoia or depression, would you not like to be a part of the treatment and if need be administer the medication yourself? Your partner’s mental health affects every aspect of your life as well.Should one then assume that you were just keeping tabs to use the information for blackmail and secretly administering harmful medicine?
      This is an issue here only because he was a successful wealthy actor and she a struggling actress with limited resources?

      “The more important mental health discussion here could be that of Narcissistic Personality Discorder and/or sociopathy/psychopathy for Rhea. “

      Personality disorders take years to diagnose and need evidence of persistent abnormalities in every sphere of life since early development to support it.I doubt we have that much information to do so.
      While mood disorders like bipolar disorder only take symptoms to diagnose, personality disorders require an analysis of the sum and substance of all of a person’s life experiences to diagnose.
      Ironically you feel comfortable offering a diagnosis based on hearsay but question the assessment of a trained professional.

      “It will indeed be a shocking surprise to the entire nation if it is found in the court of law that she was a loving partner and not an opportunist who eliminated most of Sushant’s ties with his family and friends. “

      On the contrary ,it would be simplest and the most likely explanation of all.I have seen many instances of loving partners struggling to deal with their partner’s psychiatric problems. However, well meaning you can only do so much to ensure that your loved one gets treatment.
      It is also common for a person to suffering from mental illness to withdraw from the world- partly because of the depression and partly because of the fear of not being accepted.I can already play in my mind what family and friends often say to my patients .”Just get over it. You don’t need medications. They are harmful. You just need exercise and yoga”.So it is not surprising that they feel the less people who know about it the better.
      It is not uncommon for someone to stop treatment once their symptoms start improving because let’s face it, who wants to be the ‘ weak guy who needs medications’ ? This often leads to burnout of the partner who is taking care of them.
      Going through all the emotional turmoil , the medication trials, therapy and now back to square one.

      “ disappointment in Barkha Dutt in this matter.
      I think it is necessary to bring forth both sides of the argument.It is unreasonable to expect a journalist to apologize for not covering all possible aspects of an issue. It certainly would be ideal but they can only do what they can.If truth is what we want we must welcome all information and not just what fits our own narrative,especially if there is no reason to Question the qualifications and credibility of the professional.

      “Disclosing mental health information by a psychotherapist/psychologist is not only unethical but also illegal”

      This is a valid point but a separate legal and ethical issue.It still does not mean the information is incorrect.

      “Unless proven in the court of law that Sushant took his own life because of a mental illness that happened without any foul play (gaslighting, blackmail, covert medication, or overt overmedication), this is NOT the example to use to create awareness around mental illness.“

      If an individual commits suicide , it is a matter of mental health.Unless you are suggesting that it was a staged murder,
      the state of mind of the individual at that time is a matter of utmost importance.It is a psychiatrist’s worst nightmare and there is always a lesson in it on prevention of suicide.Every second before someone takes their life is a potential point of intervention.

      “I am a feminist and I care about women’s issues.”

      Consider this scenario ,assuming that we set aside our fear and shame of mental illness, look at it objectively.

      1.Man starts dating a woman and
      6 months later he gets depressed

      Assumption:
      Man changed after he started dating her because she was controlling ,toxic and isolated him from family despite the fact that she is neither socially connected ,intellectually or financially superior to him.

      2.He is hospitalized multiple times and is under psychiatric care.
      Assumption:
      This was a part of a convoluted conspiracy to consolidate control over him and his finances .Possibly involving multiple psychiatrists, therapists and anybody else who thought the man was depressed.

      3.Woman participates in treatment and makes sure he takes medications as prescribed by his doctor.

      Assumption:
      She was doing so with ulterior motives and only to black mail him later.Possibly medications were swapped for some nefarious substance.

      4.Man starts to get better and then stops medications.Woman leaves home ,possible break up.

      Assumption:
      She left him because she did not care enough about him , having already used his resources which might involve embezzling crores of money.

      5.Multiple events happen including death of a known person , family member visiting and man ends his own life when left alone.

      Assumption:
      This is likely the end result of the elaborate conspiracy that was started by his girl friend.

      Now consider for just a second that there is no shame in having a mental illness and that all women who marry men who are wealthy are not gold diggers just because they express a more forceful / brash personality than what is expected of a conventional idealized Indian woman.
      All men are agents of free will and just as they are lauded on their success in life, they are also responsible for other suboptimal decisions in life .
      Things might start to appear somewhat simpler.

      Guilty until proven innocent ?

      Consider for an instance that the situation that you consider highly unlikely is indeed true and that Sushant indeed had a loving well meaning partner, what then would be the outcome of this widespread shaming , trolling and public slandering of this young woman of limited resources? Society is much less forgiving of women than men.
      Another mental health crisis and a suicide ?.Who should be held accountable for abetment of that? Things would come a full circle.I refuse to believe that this would bring justice to the life of a man who is said to have been a free thinker , a scientist and a realist.

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  6. Hey looks like you have theorised and speculated quite a lot on Rhea’s mental health and mens rea (motive). Just by stating you are a feminist doesn’t make you one. This is the perfect time to talk about mental health which is a rampant issue in our country (and everywhere else). Instead you have relied on information in “public domain” (I.e. non authorized information mostly spread by largely misogynistic crowd in our country). Sushant was my favorite actor. He committed suicide. The investigation is ongoing. Why do you want to add on your speculations based on no verifiable fact until, in your own words, investigation has been completed. Typical sexist piece you’ve written.

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    • Ohh Jejus!expert Yash have spoken.how did u conclude that it was a suicide did you witnessed it or you are also believing whats been sold to you.if it was why doesnt rhea come out and state the obvious reason for Sushant’s hanging himself or if his mental state was so severe that he had suicidal thoughts why didn’t his beloved rhea made sure that sushant’s relatives(who did not knew about sushant severe mental condition for unknown reasons) were around him but only if the beloved girl gave any shit or maybe it was a plan all along.there are alot of fishy reasons thats why there are so many unanswered questions.CBI is needed and people like you are not who claim that sushant was their favorite actor and than went on to call it a suicide without any subtle prove to back it up. So Mr. Sherlock find some new work for yourself and let CBI do the needed work.

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  8. The people commenting here against this article have obviously never been at the receiving end of narcissistic abuse , it is insidious , hard to explain and takes a severe toll on the victim . When the signs are clear . Lovebombing , isolation , gaslighting , again some lovebombing , then some more gaslighting . The most sane individuals are driven to the brink . Narcs and sociopathic individuals prey on emotional empathetic people . The recovery from this sort of abuse is hard . Unfortunately for Sushant recovery did not happen . Oh and this is not about gender . It’s easier for female victims to leave , because men are supposed to strong enough to handle mental torture right . I write this as doctor , female , feminist and empath . I am glad the family is aware of NPD and the toll it takes . People please read up about it , sociopaths , narcissistic personalities and psychopaths are not some evil villains , they are everywhere , workplace , home . These are not particularly clever people , they just lack any sort of empathy , so that makes them do unethical things and get away with them . They are generally rewarded by society as go getters , they are ceos , managers , actors anyone . They thrive of human emotion

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    • I love how you’ve decided what Rhea is suffering from. And you’ve met her how many times..?
      You can make pronouncements on Rhea’s condition, but you will entirely disregard the fact that SSR was diagnosed by a psychiatrist (A TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL — NOT AN ARMCHAIR BYOMKESH BAKSHI LIKE YOU) and a licensed counsellor who has put her profession on the line and come out with details because she is dismayed by the frenzied mob and wild stories floating around.

      But go on – make your wild stories. Anything to divert from this poor man’s suffering towards the end. Evil witches, black magic, money lamdering, organized crime in concert with CAs, psychiatrists, therapists, business associates, film directors. That’s your theory. Brilliant.

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      • Again insensitivity, You want everyone to believe in what you have said & don’t even respect medical professionals. You can’t think beyond your fixed positions

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      • How have you demonstrated that you are thinking beyond your fixed positions? You have in fact merrily disregarded what the trained professionals are claiming.
        He had a psychiatrist who diagnosed him and gave him a prescription — not good enough for you
        He has a therapist who told you what the diagnosis was and stated that Rhea was by all accounts a supportive and caring partner — not good enough for you
        The business associate living with him says he himself has adminsitered the medication prescribed by Dr Kersi Chavda — not good enough for you
        The CA says there is no 15 cr, no evidence of foul play, and his transactions and spending patterns were entirely consistent with a person of his socioeconomics and lifestyle – not good enough for you
        The autopsy report says it was a death by hanging with no foul play — not good enough for you

        So what evidence (not conjecture but EVIDENCE) from trained professionals are you basing your claims on? All your claims are based on statements from people who weren’t even in touch with him – who he had clearly withdrawn from (one of the leading indicators of depression is social withdrawal). And you will take their creative theories over that of licensed professionals. FIXED MUCH?

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      • Aditya you have trolled enough. Rhea WAS a gold digger, and she is getting her due by netizens. Even if SSR had any mental issues (and who doesn’t, we all have our low side) it was exacerbated by Rhea factor.

        Even before I was born, my mother was diagnosed with depression, today I am 40 and my mother is over 65 and going strong. My father is no more but he managed the situation. When it was difficult to manage, my mother used to go her family and lived with her brothers for change of environment. Everyone knew and everyone helped when needed. What’s best is NOT decided by patient but the person who is caring. If Rhea was caring enough she could have involved SSR’s family. Any sensible person would have done that. But she wanted to use it as opportunity to gain control. Only narcissistic do that.

        Since I have seen firsthand how my father used to SHIP my mother to her brother’s house and they used to reluctantly agree to care, Rhea’s not involving SSR’s family (and SSR is not in right state of mind) comes under radar. We are ready for Rhea’s blood.

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      • @ webxcomp
        You’ve appointed yourself arbiter of all social media vigilante justice with zero evidence and a ton of fabrication. Luckily you are NOT qualified to convict her and you do NOT get to make threaten about being “ready for her blood”.
        You clearly gave away that you are not after the truth. You don’t care about what actually happened between Sushant and Rhea. You’ve made up your mind and you’re just lusting for blood.. for your own sordid entertainment. I pity you.

        As for Sushant’s family — these are the kind of bloodthirsty mobs thee posts encourage. There has already been one tragedy. Don’t let there be another.

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      • @wedxcomp

        And how interesting that you’ve put all the responsibility on Rhea’s shoulders. The family knew Sushant wasn’t doing well – his sister said as much to Ankita Lokhande back in Nov 2019. How come you are not blaming her for making sure Sushant was ok? Are you telling me she couldn’t have found Sushant if she wanted to? Oh please. Easy to blame Rhea for everything – she’s just the receptacle of all the blame, even though the therapist stated that it was RHEA who cared for and supported Sushant.
        Make up your wild theories why don’t you. Bloodthirsty mobs.

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      • Aditya – If you have a need to engage in worthless banter and blatantly spread nonsense. Please go and create a blog of whatever or whoever you are supporting. Have some shame and self respect to not come and troll someone on their article/blog. Wise people say if you have nothing good to say then just shut up and mind your own business.

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      • @Aditya I am NOT here for entertainment but whole situation has caused a lot of mental anguish. Its SAD to see people supporting Rhea and her family. She and her family were minting money and exercising control in a desperate situation when SSR needed his family/or care. She didn’t told his family about the whole issue if there were any, changed staff, used SSR’s money (even a penny is enough.. who is she to use his money. A boyfriend is not a wallet.)
        Being from small place like SSR, I know first hand how naïve and simple minded people from small places are. We cannot always see through the evil and deception. Yes we are that fool and that is our fault.
        Since this will be my last message, my hearth felt condolences to SSR’s family. I hope you all become a stronger family and support each other as the case proceeds.

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      • Vennela, you may be comfortable with lynch mobs baying for a woman’s blood with zero evidence and a trunk full of conspiracies, but I am not. You have your opinion, I have mine.

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      • @Webxcomp, if you are determined to believe creative conspiracies with little basis in fact, then that’s your lookout. If you are determined to be a bloodthirsty online thug, go right ahead.
        And if you think spending a penny on a loved one is ridiculous, then I don’t even need to point out how ridiculous you sound, because you’re doing such a bang-up job of it on your own.

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  10. And one more thing Mr Sherlock i was never his fan but i feel sad for his family and would want them to get justice.whatever happened with him needs to come out clearly be it a suicide or anything else.his “loved one” needs to get justice and for all that has been seen of rhea till now doesn’t look like she is one of them.and no one else except Rhea knows so much about this case so why does she Fear the Investigation of Bihar Police if She has nothing to Hide.And this paraphrasing of calling yourself a pro something and than showing to have the right to speak against is such an outdated narrative.

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  11. Being a girl doesn’t not mean you can use anyone… and ofcourse almost all people has experienced after marriage mens forgetting their family just to please ladies … I don’t blame all but yes there are some who tries to use and throw .. so this is some rare case which happened..if the girl was right then she wouldn’t go to that boy’s house to live in before marriage and not only that without single penny investment how can she be director of the companies along with her brother .. of course sir this is the planning…and it’s murder ..don’t worry those culprits will get punishment but if you are supporting someone in wrong then some punishment you are also going to get in return…hope God will give the fruits of deeds.. And mind it Justice will happen… if the girl is right then she should not run away from problem rather she should have handled and told the truth but she is fake in this case.. soon hell doors are open for those culprits 🙏 #CBIIsMustForSSR

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  12. It’s not easy to handle this situation whonhad only one son and that very kind and intelligent… of course some hypnotism was done so he went in that condition… she not only made him away from his family but also used him in that way of which nooone can imagine.. #JusticeForSSR
    #CBIIsMustForSSR

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      • Aditya. Any explanation for this. Few days back, she was asking for a high-level, impartial CBI Investigation with “folded hands”…and now asking Patna case to be transferred to Mumbai ???? Signs of Innocence…Yeah.

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      • I’m sure she will cooperate with the police. She may be afraid that the Bihar police is coming in with a pre-conceived judgment to frame her. Not like the Bihar police is a paragon of virtue! And they may not want to disappoint Sushant’s fan who are baying for Rhea’s blood.
        But she obviously will need to cooperate with authorities. Hopefully Bihar police will be fair and impartial – doubt it though.

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      • Vennela, you don’t care for psychiatrists anyway, so why all this talk about having heads examined. If you thin the banter is worthless then by all means, move right along!

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      • Aditya – You are the right example of lynch mob. Take your sorry self somewhere else. You don’t win anything by spamming someone’s blog. What matters is whether you sound honest and sensible. You sound deplorable.

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    • Vennela, luckily you are no yardstick by which honesty or integrity ought to be measured.
      You may be the kind of person who goes by their “gut” and what things “sound” like to weave your fanciful theories – I believe in hard evidence. And the hard evidence (from CA/bank account details, autopsy report, reputed psychiatrist and therapist) does NOT merit the lynch mob you people have riled up.

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      • Aditya – Only thing you believe in are taking money and speaking on behalf of rotten culprits and traitors. Keep trying..You are and You will Fail Miserably.

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      • I am not interested in my personal success or failure. That’s where you and I differ. I don’t need to be “RIGHT”. I am willing to be “WRONG” if the hard evidence points that way. So far the hard evidence provides NO basis for the vitriol you all are unloading on to Rhea. I have said this enough times now. If you refuse to get it, on your own head be it.

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  13. Dr Sukanya – 1) bipolar disorder can be diagnosed in just a couple of sessions, 2) psychiatric medicines don’t induce severe withdrawal, only illicit drugs do.

    After reading such nonsense, I think people need to choose their doctors very carefully.

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    • No Ms. Dr. Sukaya.
      1.) Surveys suggest that patients with bipolar disorder are often misdiagnosed on initial presentation(You can say 2 months in his case). These patients may receive “INEFFECTIVE” treatment, which can actually worsens the outcome.
      Ok, If I agree that he was living with Bipolar, then(you being a Dr) tell me why he did not commit suicide when he was not on medicines which clearly says that Medicines caused SIDE-EFFECTS!!
      I ‘m suffering from Border Line Personality disorder and for 14 years i had been trying to figure out what is the issue with me. I visited 4 Indian doctors first, some who told me that i have bipolar, then one doctor from NIMHANS BANGALORE gave me Nexito medicine that i just have social fear. And the third one told me that i have “A Fear of Rejection”. I was not satisfied with any of the doctors. And i sent a mail telling the history to “U.S. Department of Health and Human Services” and we had various video sessions and finally it was concluded that i have border-Line-personality disorder. Now You tell me how to choose doctors wisely specially in India???
      And yes already Mental disorder is a stigma in INDIAN society. After seeing Barkha Dutt video, now people would fear visiting a psychiatrist thinking that their personal information could be publicly out someday. I disregard you for not supporting Vishal Kriti.

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      • Dear Pihu,
        I am sorry that you have had such a difficult and frustrating experience with getting treatment.
        I cannot comment on your diagnosis or individual situation since I do not know you.
        I did want to point out that suicidal thoughts caused by psychiatric medications is rare .
        In most cases it is likely because

        1)the medication did not work for the patient in the first place and their condition has continued to worsen.

        2)(And I thank you for bringing up the ineffectiveness of antidepressants in bipolar disorder Rx.) Bipolar disorder is often missed mostly because of lack of pertinent history since most patients are unaware of low grade hypomanic symptoms.
        And yes antidepressants can cause ‘switching to a hypomanic state’ or be ineffective if a patient has undiagnosed bipolar disorder.Mood stabilizers are required to stabilize the nerve cells first.

        We certainly cannot take a biopsy of someone’s brain to study the live action of microchemicals as opposed to if there was a tumor , which can be diagnosed in a simple CT / MRI,

        Scientific research is not advanced enough to come up with a diagnostic test for it. I hope it will change in the future.
        Regards,
        Dr V

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    • Dear S,
      Just a few things:
      1) Bipolar disorder can be just diagnosed in one emergency room visit if someone is in a full blown manic state.So every person’s presentation is different. I believe on an average it takes 2 to 3 sessions.

      3) A lot Of medications have withdrawal Side effects. Even if an blood pressure medication is stopped suddenly ,there will Be rebound high blood pressure.
      What I indicated is not that there are no withdrawal effects , that there are none that I can think of a which would result in such severe psychosis/ depression unless someone was already struggling with it and stopping the medication has simply exacerbated their original disorder.

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  20. Rhea Chakraborty posted in her social media account that she wanted to CBI to investigate what pressure Sushant was under to commit suicide. She clearly would not have posted it if she had the knowledge that he was depressed, bipolar or whatever is being claimed by M/s Susan. First thing the person would do is share this knowledge and all medical records and documents with family. That’s clearly not being done yet. There is something extremely fishy on her part.

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  21. in your first comment you mentioned Susan is a psychiatrist…and how she started medication…FYI, psychologist do not prescribe medicines, thats done by psychiatrist….psychologist only do counselling…and having depression or been bi-polar is not fatal, its curable through counselling & medication…thats why sushant was meeting a psychologist & a psychiatrist..IT IS NOT FATAL LIKE 4TH STAGE CANCER..where do you get all this lies ???.and you still claim you know the difference between psychologist & psychiatrist ?? my gawd!! when you are a adult 34 year old living independently you dont tell everything to your parents, he was live in relationship with Rhea & she took care of him..its not easy when your partner has depression & diagonised as bi-polar but she faithfully & diligently took care of him. So stop throwing muck on people who took care of Sushant..anybody who really care for him, will try to find out what sushant was going through before his suicide..not run after an imaginary 15 crores or throw muck & lies & fake stories at people who cared for sushant when he was alive

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  22. your own brother committed suicide due depression & still you are sooo ignorant about mental illness & suicide & depression..you dont even get the basics right..coz your focus is not in understanding about mental illness but in trying to blame others for the mental illness…did you also blame you brothers wife or gf & did you also hound them on fake criminal charges of an imaginary 15 crores..was somebody else responsible for your brothers depression & suicide..??? even after such a big tragedy its unfortunate that the focus is on the gf & the money, which Sushant’s CA & bank statements confirm was not there .did you hear what the psychologist say..?? Rhea completely supported Sushant in his struggles & was there for him when he needed it unlike a lot of other people who were not there when he was struggling & suddenly come out of the woodwork to get their 15 mins of fame ..Rhea Chakraborty hasnt fled anywhere, she demanded CBI inquiry much before the family did, she will 100% cooperate with Mumbai & Bihar police & whoever investigate, dont rush to condemn her – the truth will always come out… just wait till her petition is heard by supreme court

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      • Aditya, you comment here in different names. Go get a life man, you are Rhea’s bro in this id. Phycologist prescribing medinces, and telling the whole world. Its a waste to talk to a physo like you, who have no common sense

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      • Oh shut it. I have no need to use different entities. More fanciful imaginings of the armchair creative theorists. Anything that doesn’t fit the world you want just be a lie!

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      • Aditya – Go get a life. It’s obvious you lack empathy and humanity. People like you have no better work than constantly attacking Sushant’s family for either money or to protect your personal interests. Please go meet a doctor to get your mind checked which clearly lacks sensibility and reasoning.

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      • Aditya – Huh you support a person attacking someone personally. Shows how low you can stoop and what your agenda is. How do you even live with yourself with such an utter lack of conscience.

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      • Vennela, comment away all you like. Your words mean little. There is much worse being said basis zero evidence against Rhea. That is unfair and I will point it out. You creative theorists can continue to make up fanciful claims for your sordid entertainment. If that’s how you think you’re honouring SSR’s memory, go right ahead.

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      • Aditya – Stop whining. Please ask Rhea and her likes to stop committing fraud instead of trying your foolish tricks to defend a con artist. Oh forgot you are one yourself. Try by all means but no one with a conscience intact will care a damn about your worthless banter.

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      • Simi – Exactly, Aditya is just a wolf here not even trying to disguise himself in sheep’s skin. He is paid to attack Sushant’s family and mislead public. He needs psychological help to get better from his malice.

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  23. Why Dr Susan Walker is speaking now ? So well scripted and sounds like she is reading out. Did she try to reach family members before reaching to Media? Where is the confidentiality agreement? Depression doesn’t happen overnight. Girlfriend who hardly know him cannot take such major decisions and as a Doctor she should know how all it started and Rhea should have informed/spoken to Sushant’s family member. How can she spend her expenses with Sushant’s Card knowing that he cannot work if his mental state is not well and money would be needed for his medication and other expenses. It’s a foul play here completely. I am surprised Barkhadutt couldn’t sense it. Riya still cannot be given clean chit as she changed all his helpers and cooks who knows Sushant very well after they were back from Europe trip.

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  25. Extremely well written, well pointed, well justified. I would add: Narcissistic Personality Discorder and/or sociopathy/psychopathy it could be represented not just by Rhea in this case (but of course having her as the protagonist), but also Sandeep Singh, Sidhart Pithani, people who are often inside the case picture nowadays. Also worth to mention the relationships between empaths and narcisists as a toxic partnership but extremely common and intense (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/empath-narcissist-attracted-like-each-other-opposites-attract-love-sex-relationships-a8176551.html).
    What is also interesting to observe is how Sushant seemed to be drawn by such narcisistic personalities sometimes. Hard to believe how he had Shahrukh Khan, who starts his mourning post with ‘He loved me so much… I will miss him so much.”. Really? No one has noticed it? Completely narcisistic and Sushant loved this guy? When first comes “I” and after ” you” when the pain belongs to :”you”, not “I”, something is definitely very wrong. That is Rhea’s, Sandeep, Siddhart’s behaviour and for sure many more unamed and unknown.

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  27. Aditya,

    True, depression doesn’t have a personality type and can strike anytime and more people should be given the safe space and opportunity to talk about it, that’s awareness! But, this aspect came out on the 1st day, it’s not new! So, what was the need for BD to dig into details? What I find disgusting and lacking any sort of integrity is how his ‘supposed’ therapist who took an oath to safeguard her patients’ privacy, talked about his exact medical history, number of sessions, when she met them, Sushant’s condition through it. Do that in court! But she chose to stoop down to the level of an Indian tv journalist! Aside from the added anguish/survivor’s guilt caused to the family, she’s pushed normalizing mental health conversations back by a decade! if she were in the UK she’d be sued to her last penny! And coz of her breach, bipolar will end up as the legacy of one of the brightest minds the way bhatt saw to it that parveen babi is remembered by schizophrenia.

    Also I agree, I think the girl needs to be protected until guilt is proven since there seems to be extreme hate. It’s important to not lose track of the living in the quest for justice. The media trial may have already proven her guilty.

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    • Kb – you have expressed yourself in a lucid and rational manner – appreciate it.
      I do not entirely disagree with you. I do think it is unfortunate that the therapist relayed confidential details. However, I have to be honest — I get why she did it.

      Look, we don’t know what SSR was going through. The therapist does. She would obviously have been given the psychiatrist’s diagnosis, and by her account, she met with SSR and Rhea “several times” in November and December when he was in the throes of mental illness. She witnessed Rhea supporting him and standing by his side. She says there were times Rhea was almost maternal towards him.

      And now she sees mobs targeting Rhea unfairly, claiming Sushant was not suffering from any mental illness, claiming Rhea was drugging him and using him. She knew this was not the case! She also obviously knew – better than any of us – the impact that breaking confidentiality would have on her career. She still did it. It was a carefully considered decision, given she was so distraught at how the mobs have been literally baying for Rhea’s blood.

      So — I understand the decision. And she will obviously pay the price for it professionally. But I respect that she has taken that risk to prevent a person she sees as an innocent pawn be torn down by infuriated mobs.

      As for Sushant – yes, he is no longer here to speak for himself. But let’s not pretend the public cares about his privacy. They have lapped up every detail, sensationalized his bank balances, even watched videos of him lying in his room, dead! The fact that this video went viral is the ultimate breach of privacy and dignity. And no, I have not had the stomach to watch it, though I do know about it.
      So let’s not pretend the public gives two hoots about Sushant’s privacy or confidentiality or dignity. They care about their own sordid entertainment, their own petty agendas. It’s sickening.

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  32. Aditya,

    Just one question keeping all the speculations aside. Being in Susan Walker’s shoes, knowing that your patient is dead (for whatsoever reason), would you disclose his medical details on public domain just because a journalist/reporter approached you? Would you be so blind to the fact that the deceased person’s family need to be involved or its important to seek permission from them before disclosing any information related to him on the media? If this is empathy, I will never understand how empathetic you have been to the bereaved family as claimed in your previous comments. Sorry.

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    • I replied to someone else about this, so will just copy paste what i said to them.

      I do not entirely disagree with you. I do think it is unfortunate that the therapist relayed confidential details. However, I have to be honest — I get why she did it.

      Look, we don’t know what SSR was going through. The therapist does. She would obviously have been given the psychiatrist’s diagnosis, and by her account, she met with SSR and Rhea “several times” in November and December when he was in the throes of mental illness. She witnessed Rhea supporting him and standing by his side. She says there were times Rhea was almost maternal towards him.

      And now she sees mobs targeting Rhea unfairly, claiming Sushant was not suffering from any mental illness, claiming Rhea was drugging him and using him. She knew this was not the case! She also obviously knew – better than any of us – the impact that breaking confidentiality would have on her career. She still did it. It was a carefully considered decision, given she was so distraught at how the mobs have been literally baying for Rhea’s blood.

      So — I understand the decision. And she will obviously pay the price for it professionally. But I respect that she has taken that risk to prevent a person she sees as an innocent pawn be torn down by infuriated mobs.

      As for Sushant – yes, he is no longer here to speak for himself. But let’s not pretend the public cares about his privacy. They have lapped up every detail, sensationalized his bank balances, even watched videos of him lying in his room, dead! The fact that this video went viral is the ultimate breach of privacy and dignity. And no, I have not had the stomach to watch it, though I do know about it.
      So let’s not pretend the public gives two hoots about Sushant’s privacy or confidentiality or dignity. They care about their own sordid entertainment, their own petty agendas. It’s sickening.

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      • Aditya,

        Why do you think Rhea changed the staff/the staff were replaced in the past year? Also, what’s your explanation for the changing sims/numbers? How about the cctv having been coincidentally switched off/absence of footage being available from 13th/14th June? Why did Rhea state in her request for a CBI enquiry that she wants to understand what prompted ssr to take such a step, when she was already well aware of the mental issues he was dealing with as claimed by the psychiatrist?

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      • Hi Curious – urge you to read Dr Pillai’s comment. She is clearly very knowledgeable about psychiatric disorders and how this really plays out with partners and family

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  33. Also, if you are living by yourself in a city far off from your family just with your girl friend and you are diagnosed with bipolar, still you’d need family’s support which clearly in this case has been avoided. Going by the statements of Sushant’s bodyguard, cook or other colleagues of his, Rhea never let his family reach him even through call or in direct. All his contacts were cut off after she entered his life and lot of sim cards have been changed. If not family, his friends have tried to contact him too but couldn’t since 2019 May and no one knows what has been going on his life which actually revolved under influence of Rhea, Siddharth. Well, while we consider he is under clinical depression and not feeling well how will it help a person to cut off contact with the world to get better? Being social during your lows and being able to share your problem with friends or family could have made him feel better which did not happen in this case. Doesn’t this give rise to speculation and involvement of foul play? If Sushant wanted to keep his depression diagnosis confidential, he’d keep it with whoever he wants, but I don’t think he’d keep it from the whole world and it comes out just after he’s dead.

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    • Vishalkirti Sir – Please ignore the insensitive or malice filled trolls. Loved your article and feel the pain you experience and all of Sushant’s family. Every one with a human and sensitive heart feels terrible about the outrageousness of the whole situation. Keep up the good work. If possible just post it to Facebook or Instagram where more people can stop these kind of trolls (Either paid or malice filled) from attacking the family. Praying for justice. Love & Strength to the family. Do not stop educating the masses about the family’s love towards Sushant and the ongoing smear campaign against him. We are with you.

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    • greatgun – Yeah right..stop the smear campaigning against Sushant’s family and get a life. No one with a right mind will buy the bs or care a damn about your worthless and cheap banter. Everyone knows the truth who has done what…it’s just a matter of time and the entire truth of evil Rhea and her accomplices will come out.

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      • Mam, could you please re-read my comments and let me know which triggered negativity to Sushant or his family. If you understand English, please understand that I have supported him. Thank you.

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      • greatgun – Sorry and I apologize. I think I addressed you by mistake instead of some other person’s mindless banter.

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  34. Mr. Kirti,
    I hope your lucid discussion is disseminated widely. It is a relief to see someone at last pointing out the sociopathy/psychopathy increasingly apparent as we learn more about Rhea. The obduracy and the self-aggrandizement she exhibits is so ably abbetted by the malfeasance surrounding the case: the perfect storm of this tragedy is beyond belief.

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  35. It appears that Dr Susan Walker is an unethical clinical practitioner. Period! She is simply breaking the law by disclosing patient’s medical information in public domain and interfering with ongoing criminal case investigation. Wouldn’t recommend this psychologist to anyone, friend or foe!. And as far as Barkha Dutt is concerned, she needs a quick tutorial in “How to report an ethically sound story on medical issues” (and not turn it in to a circus).

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  41. Vishalkirti Sir – Please ignore the insensitive or malice filled trolls. Loved your article and feel the pain you experience and all of Sushant’s family. Every one with a human and sensitive heart feels terrible about the outrageous of the whole situation. Keep up the good work. If possible just post it to Facebook or Instagram where more people can stop these kind of trolls (Either paid or malice filled) from attacking the family. Praying for justice. Love & Strength to the family. Do not stop educating the masses about the family’s love towards Sushant and the ongoing smear campaign against him. We are with you.

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  43. Why is anybody even responding to this person who is likely a paid member put out to voice down the truth that is being understood and talked. Whole world is seeing the idiotic manner in which the case has been handled and the way efforts taken by Bihar police has been roadblocked. Better for us all to let this mental guy show his stupidest thoughts elsewhere. No point to argue a fool.

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    • Venmist – Not sure if you were referring to Aditya. If so, it is important for venom filled people to be questioned about their illogical banter. What is going on here is to protect the culprits, the paid trolls are constantly attacking Sushant’s family which is outrageous. Spammers and con artists like Aditya and people like him need to know that they don’t win or achieve anything by spamming. Truth will prevail.

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    • Right, anyone that doesn’t fit into your fanciful schemes must be a paid troll. SSR’s CA, his psychiatrist, his therapist, the autopsy officials, his business associate, Mahesh Bhatt, the Mumbai police — what a motley crew of paid trolls Rhea has managed to assemble! And you thought she needed Sushant’s money and influence? Why, she clearly has the whole world dancing to her tunes!
      You’re ridiculous. All you want is entertainment. Not the truth.

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      • Aditya – You are beyond ridiculous. All you want to state is rubbish and lies. Sorry to break your ignorance but people can see through. They know when people are putting on a show and when people are being honest. Only fools will buy your fake theories and narratives. Go write your blog and invite your audience to read it. Stop spamming.

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      • Vennela, I don’t need to try and convince the likes of you. You have blinkers on, and are unable to see beyond your creative sordid entertainment theories, straight out of the pages of a lurid pulp fiction thriller.
        You have demonstrated time and again that you do not possess the slightest grain of rational thought, you are most interested in silly feelings and hunches. If it were up to you, evidence would consist of “interpretation of expressions in photographs” and statements by the istri wala. Good luck, with your head, you will need it!

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      • Aditya – FYI, you will not be able to convince anybody in this world that you even make an iota of sense in supporting a fraudster called “Rhea”. That itself speaks volumes about you. Do not try and fail a million times over. Like mentioned already nobody cares a damn about a paid troll.

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      • You seem to care more than a damn about who you think is a so-called paid troll. So I suggest you take your own advice and run along now.

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  44. What kind of therapist is that ?
    And where in heaven’s name is the client and therapist privacy?
    Rhea sounds like a control freak who did not allow him space. Never known a third party to be present when an Adult patient is in session with his or her therapist. Its weird and she sounds like a control freak to me and quite frankly fairly disrespectful for not allowing him to have HIS privacy with HIS therapist. Last time I checked SSR was an adult not a minor! I would say she is THE TAI as she ‘ jokingly’ called herself. She is the one in control.

    In addition if Rhea was the sacrificial devi then why did she left him when he was at his lowest. ONE hell of a caring lady. 🤔

    From an island fan anting justice for SSR ‘s father and closure for the family.

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    • Aditya – You clearly need your head examined for your meaningless and vile filled support for malicious and disgusting people. Move and write your own blog in support of the filthy people you are trying to defend. Your conscience is clearly dead. Fear god else you will reap what your sow sooner or later.

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      • Aditya – You clearly need your head examined for your meaningless and vile filled support for malicious and disgusting people. Move on and write your own blog in support of the filthy people you are trying to defend. Your conscience is clearly dead. Fear god else you will reap what you sow sooner or later.

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  45. Aditya,

    Why do you think Rhea changed the staff/the staff were replaced in the past year? Also, what’s your explanation for the changing sims/numbers? How about the cctv having been coincidentally switched off/absence of footage being available from 13th/14th June? Why did Rhea state in her request for a CBI enquiry that she wants to understand what prompted ssr to take such a step, when she was already well aware of the mental issues he was dealing with as claimed by the psychiatrist?

    My question to Mr. KRITI:
    My condolences to you and your family.

    I just wanted to comment that I guess ssr’s family believes it is a case of suicide since in the FIR filed by his dad, he accuses Rhea of taking his money, giving him drugs leading to him committing suicide/abettment of suicide. So is it true that the family members themselves have clearly ruled out murder as a possible cause, despite all the murder theories and various “evidences of proof of murder planned by an bigger group” floating around in the media?

    In an interview on a news channel, Ssr’s close friend said that after his ex manager’s death, sushant was anxious and told his sister “they are going to come get me”? Do you guys still think Disha and ssr’s deaths are connected or do you just think it was suicide prompted by Rhea’s psychological tactics?

    What do you guys think?

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    • Aditya – It’s obvious to anybody with an iota or brain who should fear whose karma. Write your own blog if you support someone strongly. Do Not Spam.

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      • Yeah Zero evidence. Actions speak loud. The innocent lady called “Rhea” who jumps ship before the ship is forced to sink with utmost cleverness. If people speak truth they send lynch mob called “Aditya and co” to Lynch, spam and attack the victim’s family. Utterly disgusting and pathetic.

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    • Mr Curious the arbitrator comes fishing for information. Every one knows its not a suicide and the whole world knows it. If you do your research and use your analytical skills you don’t even have to ask these questions like “What do you guys think?”

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      • Clearly enough and more people are NOT going along with your fanciful theories, Vennela. You may fervently want to wish them away so your sordid lynch mob can have its way – but that’s not how it works. You don’t get to control and twist the narrative. I can scarcely believe you are against people who are citing hard evidence. You are clearly not interested in the truth.

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  46. Shame on you Mr Aditya. Hope the spam you are spitting out makes the least sense to you. Your false narrative and negative campaigning won’t stand the test of the time. You are trying in vain. Truth shall prevail We the public is disgusted at the likes of you, the culprits and wolves in sheep skin.

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    • I hope you are not Burkha Dutt or one of the culprits disguised as Aditya. Feel sorry for you looking at how obsessive compulsive your spam is. Please go get some help for your malice filled mind.

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      • Why did you think I was Barkha Dutt? Because it was a “feeling” or a “hunch”? Omg MUST BE TRUE, because apparently that’s how evidence works in your twisted world!

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      • Aditya – Because you are so twisted in your talk and have such vested interest in Sushant’s family talking anything as if its gonna personally cause you damage. Your whole agenda and motive is to defend Rhea and harass Sushant’s family. Makes it obvious that you are either very close to the Perpetrators or paid media or Burkha Dutt herself, who the author had addressed for her lack of Ethical Values in Journalism. If your loved one is targeted by a vile and paid journalist ever, please go on and support the perpetrators of the crime. Heights of stooping low and spamming.

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      • I’m not the one filled with malice here. On the contrary, you are.
        I empathize with SSR’s family. However I am not in favor of the vitriolic, dangerous narrative that has been out out there against Rhea, based on ZERO evidence. You disregard the psychiatrist, therapist, CA, business associate, and the autopsy. So you have no grounds for this lynch mob behavior. Your behavious is malicious and malignant. As for me being obsessive compulsive, ask yourself why you feel compelled to jump in every second. How is it that you justify your ridiculous behavior, but think others are wrong? You need to take a second and think your statements through, because your grasp over basic logic is quite tenuous [no surprise there!]

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      • Aditya – You are obsessive compulsive and you are proving it over and over again. Obviously dishonest and vile individuals and their illogical banter will be questions. There is limit to how much you can harass people. Go write your blog and invite your audience to your party to clap hands for your filth filled banter.

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      • Aditya – You are obsessive compulsive and you are proving it over and over again. Obviously dishonest and vile individuals and their illogical banter will be questioned. There is a limit to how much you can harass people. Go write your blog and invite your audience to your party to clap hands for mindless, illogical banter. There is no need to make a mockery of yourself by lying blatantly and spamming on someone else’s blog. The entire world is talking about what that Fraudster Rhea has done to Sushant and pathetic that her paid supporters are still trying to spread fake news. No body and I say nobody would have pointed a single finger at Rhea if she didn’t do anything wrong, obviously nor do Sushant’s family or the public has anything against Rhea. It’s her activities and actions that has made it glaringly clear as to what she was upto. God is watching everything.

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