I Had Suicidal Thoughts, Felt Like Jumping Off My Balcony: Uthappa.

Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has opened about being clinically depressed during the early years of his career where he says he even contemplated jumping off his balcony to finish his life.

The 34-year-old said the years between 2009 and 2011 were the toughest for him, and it had been cricket that helped him take his mind off things. Once I made my debut in 2006, I wasn’t overly conscious of myself. a lot of learning and development went on since then. Right now, I’m extremely conscious of myself and really clear on my thoughts and myself.

I feel I ‘ve reached this place because I’ve skilled those tough phases wherein, I used to be clinically depressed and had suicidal thoughts. I remember around 2009 to 2011, it had been constant and that I would affect that on a day to day.

Cricket kept my mind off of those thoughts but it became really difficult on non-match days and through the offseason. On days I might just be sitting there and would think to myself on the count of three, I’m getting to run and get down off the balcony but something quite just held me back.

That is once I started noting this down about myself during a diary and began the method of just understanding myself as an individual. I then began to seek outside help to form those changes I wanted to form in my life.

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