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Former Bigg Boss contestant and actor Jayashree Ramaiah passes away

Jayashree had been battling depression, and the actor openly spoke about it on social media

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Published: 25th January 2021

Former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant and actor Jayashree Ramaiah passed away due to suicide today. A Kathak practitioner, Jayashree was a contestant in Bigg Boss Kannada season 3. She also starred in a couple of Kannada films — Uppu Huli Khara and Kannad Gothilla.

Jayashree had been battling depression, and the actor openly spoke about it on social media. She had caught the attention of many on July 22, with her post on Facebook that said, "I quit. Goodbye to this f*****g world and depression." However, she later deleted the post, and immediately put up another post saying, "I'm alright and safe! Love you all."

Jayashree repeated the same when she went live on social media and said, "I am not doing all of this for publicity's sake. I am not expecting financial help from Sudeep sir. I am only expecting death because I am not able to battle depression. I am financially strong but depressed. I have been going through a lot of personal issues."

Jayashree's situation was even brought to the notice of Kichcha Sudeep, who came forward and counseled the actor. 

A senior police officer said that Jayashree was being treated at Sandhya Kirana Ashram in Bengaluru, where she was found hanging. A case of unnatural death has been registered and further investigations are on.

If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers:

Tamil Nadu:

State health department suicide helpline number - 104

Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in TN

Maharashtra (Mumbai):

Aasra - 022 2754 6669

Andhra Pradesh:

Life Suicide Prevention Helpline No.78930-78930

Karnataka:

Sahai: 24-hour helpline numbers: 080- 65000111, 080-65000222

Kerala:

Maithri helpline - 0484-2540530

Chaithram helpline: 0484-2361161

Both are 24-hour helpline numbers.

Telangana:

Telangana government suicide prevention toll-free no: 104

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