Pune lad Akash Dhanurkar releases his book on mental health, dedicates it to Sushant Singh Rajput

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Pune, July 16, 2020: Akash Dhanurkar, a 23-year-old student of journalism and mass media from Pune, has published his second book, ‘Living Letter’. This is a short story addressing the issue of mental health, and it is being distributed as a pocket-size book. This is his second book that is dedicated to the subject of mental health. The book has been published online at Amazon on Friday, July 10, 2020.

‘Kanya – a green ocean of regression’, Dhanurkar’s first book, which was published in 2019 was based on the life of his sister, who was a victim of depression. ‘Living Letter’ describes the struggle of a psychiatrist, who gets diagnosed with ailing heart disease. Further, the book widely focuses on the protagonist’s unique and unheard way of escaping depression.

On commenting about choosing to write on mental health, Dhanurkar said, “Well, in the Indian literature, you may see a variety of love stories being floated, but not many choose to write on depression and anxiety, which has cost us the lives of so many people. So, there is a need to send a positive message to society, and to those people who are battling depression.”

He further said, “My first book was a full-fledged novel on the life of my sister, and now the second book is a pocket-size copy and a short story that will influence people to live rather than to die, irrespective of any situation and crisis. Eventually, a writer is known to reflect the social issues in the surrounding and the society in a creative way that gets recognised by society. So, I will make sure that I will always stick to the topic of mental health, and help people who are fighting depression and anxiety.”