Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law: Disclosing mental health information by therapist unethical & illegal
Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law rubbishes therapist Susan Walker’s claims says unethical to disclose mental health information
Sushant Singh Rajput‘s case is getting twisted with each passing day. We now have SSR’s therapist, Susan Walker, opening up about his mental health condition in an interview. Susan claimed Sushant was battling depression and bipolar disorder. But her claims were rubbished by the late actor’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti. He is married to Sushant’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti. They are based in the US.
The Late actor’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti reacting to Susan’s claims has rubbished them all. He added that it is unethical and illegal for a therapist to disclose mental health information in public.
Here is what he wrote on his Blog:
Sushant’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti penned an elaborate note on his blog to share his thoughts. Starting his blog, Vishal wrote, “I am not making any criminal allegations and I am NOT talking on behalf of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father (my father in law). This is an independent opinion and is a response to what was presented by Barkha Dutt (allegedly an audio recording of Susan Walker Moffat, who is alleged to be Sushant’s psychotherapist). I have been watching everything from the sidelines and analyzing the discussions happening around my brother-in-law’s death.”
Calling Susan’s claim as unethical and illegal, Vishal further pointed out, “Disclosing mental health information by a psychotherapist/psychologist is not only unethical but also illegal (except for certain circumstances which don’t apply here). I leave it to my father-in-law to press charges on this matter.”
Raising questions over Susan’s claims, Vishal asked, “Diagnosing mental disorders is an arduous task and diagnosing someone Bipolar (I or II) is even more so. Not only do you have to observe the person very closely, but you also have to observe them over long periods of time (it takes six years on average to diagnose after the onset of symptoms). Susan very conveniently diagnoses Sushant in less than two months (perhaps over a couple of appointments), with a life-changing diagnosis. And then she has the audacity to disclose this information in the public domain. If we are to believe Susan, another thing which does become clear is that it was Rhea indeed who was seeking treatment for Sushant and not Sushant himself. Prior to October/November 2019 (and certainly prior to meeting Rhea), as far as I know, no one who has lived with Sushant has ever complained about his mental health, nor has Sushant himself.”
He also questioned Rhea’s role. “Another surprising thing is that setting up appointments and being present at the appointments (both done by Rhea) could be a sign of keeping a tab on Sushant’s conversations with the psychotherapist and keeping evidence of mental health issues so that it can be used later for blackmail or to justify the firm control on his resources. If what was bothering him was Rhea’s gaslighting and blackmail, Sushant probably was not given that privacy to discuss. The more important mental health discussion here could be that of Narcissistic Personality Discorder and/or sociopathy/psychopathy for Rhea. Sushant seemed to have suffered gaslighting at the hands of Rhea, based on the information in the public domain, ” he reasoned.
Vishal also expressed his disappointment in journalist Barkha Dutt for using Sushant’s example to spread awareness about mental health.