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Shaniera Akram encourages people to talk about their depression without shame

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Shaniera Akram, wife of former cricketer Wasim Akram has delivered a strong message to people suffering from ‘Depression’ on ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’. She encouraged people dealing with depression to seek help without feeling shame. In her message, Akram emphasized the importance of ‘seeking help’ as a tangible solution to deal with depression. Similarly, she encouraged people to look around themselves and observe people who are going through depression. She said that people should listen and understand what they are going through.

“To anyone out there suffering depression, please ask for help. It’s 2018, you don’t have to walk alone anymore,” she tweeted, adding “if we don’t understand how we are ever able to help? If you know someone who is in the darkness, be their light and try to understand what they are going through. You might never know the difference you have made to someone’s life, just by understanding.” “By not understanding we are only leaving our loved ones alone in the darkness.”

Pakistan President Arif Alvi including other celebrities have made calls for solutions like the 24/7 helpline, through which victims can avail help whenever they need.

Depression has emerged as a widely mental illness throughout the world. The theme of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 was the ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’. The core message of the theme was ‘collaboration’. It stated that we all have a role to play and together we can tackle the suicidal behavior in the society.

As per the World Health Organization’s startling findings, each year some 800,000 take their own life, that’s one person every 40 seconds. Unfortunately, Pakistan does not have any system arrangement to record the deaths by suicide annually. Hence, there is no data that can show the incidence of mental illness in Pakistan. As per the general observation, it’s usually the young people below the age of 30 more prone to take extreme measures while suffering from depression.

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The recent suicide of model Anam Tanoli has once again brought to light the possible dreadful consequences of the illness. Pakistan President Arif Alvi including other celebrities have made calls for solutions like the 24/7 helpline, through which victims can avail help whenever they need.


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