Due to the intense and “irresponsible” coverage by the media about the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, his therapist, Susan Walker has come out and made confusions clear.
Susan Walker broke her silence about the whole saga and spoke to Barkha Dutt in an interview. In the interview, she said that Sushant was suffering from bipolar disorder and severe depression. She also said that Rhea was his strongest support.
According to the Linkedin profile of Susan Walker, she is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and hypnotherapist practicing in the city of Mumbai. Having graduated from the London University, Susan Walker is now a consulting psychologist for the American Consulate, the British Consulate, and even the American School of Bombay. She is also a member of the Bombay Psychological Society.
Susan Walker has been the therapist for Sushant Singh Rajput. She had met Sushant and girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty several times during November-December 2019. She last contacted Rhea during June this year. Talking to Barkha Dutt, she said,
“In light of the misinformation and conspiracy theories currently raging on social media about Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty, I have decided it is my duty to make a statement. Sushant was suffering from bipolar disorder a severe mental illness that can be crippling for an individual during an episode. The symptoms of which can include severe anxiety, major depression, and sometimes disordered thinking and paranoia. The continuing, appalling stigma around mental illness makes it very difficult for patients and their families to reach out. This has to stop. Mental illness is no different than cancer or diabetes. It can affect anyone, regardless of class, financial status, and so on. In a way that cancer can.”
‘Rhea Was Like A Mother Figure’
She also said that Rhea was Sushant’s biggest support and said,
“Rhea was his strongest support. From the first time I met them as a couple, I was impressed by the degree of concern, love, and support she showed. It was very evident how close they were. Rhea took care of his appointments and gave him enough courage to attend, despite his being so fearful that someone would find out.”
Source: Free Press Journal