‘I had suicidal thoughts, felt like jumping off my balcony’

Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has revealed that he suffered from clinical depression and had suicidal thoughts on a daily basis between 2009 and 2011. Uthappa made his India debut in 2006 against England and has till now played 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is.

“When I made my debut in 2006, I wasn’t overtly aware of myself. A lot of learning and development has happened since then. Right now, I am extremely aware of myself and really clear on my thoughts and myself. It’s easier for me to catch myself now if I’m slipping somewhere in someplace,” Uthappa said while speaking in the second session of ‘Mind, Body and Soul’, a platform brought forward by The Royal Rajasthan Foundation, in association with NS Vahia Foundation & McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate).

“I feel I ‘ve reached this place because I’ve gone through those tough phases wherein, I was clinically depressed and had suicidal thoughts. I remember around 2009 to 2011, it was constant and I would deal with that on a daily basis”.

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