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Iqra Aziz opens up about cyber bullying and mental health!

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Pakistani actor Iqra Aziz opened up about cyberbullying and mental health in her latest post on Instagram. The 21-year-old who rose to fame through the hit drama Suno Chanda penned a lengthy note on Instagram regarding mental health and about being cyberbullied.

“It takes a few words to humiliate someone to the core, few words to fat shame someone, few words to thrust down their throat that they aren’t good enough for the world, few words to spread negativity and insecurities,” Aziz wrote on Instagram.

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It takes a few words to humiliate someone to the core, few words to fat shame someone, few words to thrust down their throat that they aren’t good enough for the world, few words to spread negativity and insecurities. . . . It take a few words to bring a smile on someone’s face, it would take a few words to save someone’s life, it would take a few words to make someone feel beautiful, it would take a few words to spread all the positivity you have. . . These are some of my thoughts after reading all the criticism/negative comments on twitter, instagram and facebook. These are the most used apps, this is social media, it has so much POWER of it’s own and that means you have the power to make someone’s day or make them forcefully admit by bullying them that it wouldn’t make a difference if they weren’t around. 300 million people around the world have depression, according to World Health Organisation- March 21’ 2019 . . Why Make Them Feel Bad, When We Have The Power To Make Them Feel Good⁉️

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She added, “It take a few words to bring a smile on someone’s face, it would take a few words to save someone’s life, it would take a few words to make someone feel beautiful, it would take a few words to spread all the positivity you have.”

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The actor further said, “These are some of my thoughts after reading all the criticism/negative comments on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. These are the most used apps, this is social media, it has so much POWER of its own and that means you have the power to make someone’s day or make them forcefully admit by bullying them that it wouldn’t make a difference if they weren’t around,”

She added, “300 million people around the world have depression, according to World Health Organization – March 21’ 2019”. “Why Make Them Feel Bad, When We Have The Power To Make Them Feel Good?” Aziz added.

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This is a picture of me from when I was going through turmoil not very long ago. It happens to the best of us. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and we all hit points in our lives sometimes when all seems to be falling out of our control. Dear Anam, I’m sorry you had to give up. I’m sorry I didn’t understand the intensity of how much you were hurting. I know you were trying your best to be positive and you were a champ. I was super proud of how far you had come in the 9 years I had known you and the person you had grown to become. I swear you had the strength to keep fighting back, staying strong, and standing tall. But you just needed to hear more of that from the people around you, a little more often. I’m so sorry.. I know how it feels when you hit a point so low that it makes you feel like giving up. We all know that feeling. Every single person is fighting their own battle from behind the face we put up for society to make it look like all is under control. Fortunately or unfortunately, with the growth of social media, random people’s uncalled-for opinions and hate speech make their way to us. Now more than ever, we need to learn to love and value ourselves, and KNOW our own selves and our own worth, so that peoples opinions of us don’t get to us and impact our perception of ourselves. For the trolls: Let people be. Give them the right to be human sometimes. Give them the liberty to make those occasional mistakes. Because without that, no one can ever learn or grow. Reflect and focus your energies on fixing and working on yourself more than scrutinizing, judging and putting others down. Let’s please all shun bullying and hate speech. When you see it happening to someone, please stand up for them and make it stop. Build each other up, don’t be a bystander watching someone being tormented. #BullyingIsNeverOkay

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Aziz followed several Pakistani celebrities who spoke up about their mental health, like Momina Mustehsan, who faced backlash after speaking up. One of the worst-case scenarios was model Anam Tanoli’s death which shook our industry to the core.

Unfortunately, Anam’s demise was still not enough to stop our social media trolls from constant criticism and bullying. Rest in peace to the poor soul. Hats off to Iqra for shining a light on the less talked about toxic side of social media. We hope our audiences are more careful of their engagements in the near future.

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