Mental health is something not to be taken lightly. Although the suicide rate in Pakistan is increasing ever so slowly, we as a society, are not taking preventive measures to understand the reason behind it. Depression and anxiety fall into categories of mental illnesses which need to be addressed ASAP. These are medical conditions and need proper treatment.
We as a society, either consider mental illnesses a laughing stock or are non-serious about them. And falling prey to the same non seriousness and neglect of the society, another young girl, has lost her life.
Rushaan Farrukh, 24, a student of BNU Lahore committed suicide on Monday, following her battle with depression. Another young life lost and nothing could be done to save her. Rushaan jumped off the building while people made nasty comments about her from down below.
Following Rushaan’s death there has been a huge outcry from our celebrities, demanding the proper attention be paid to depression and mental health for all.
We need to start listening and paying attention to people who try really hard to cry out for help. It’s not easy for them! Let’s start listening harder and stop passing judgement on everything. RIP #RushaanFarrukh 😢
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) November 27, 2018
I was so sad to read about Rushaan. As a society we must be supportive towards those who have mental health issues & we must educate ourselves as parents, teachers, fellow students or family members so we can be there for them. Deepest condolences to the family. #RushaanFarrukh pic.twitter.com/QCJPIOdegM
— Mehreen Syed (@iMehreenSyed) November 28, 2018
Maybe we can start by reading and understanding what someone suffering had to say before they left. Rest In Peace.. Rushaan Farrukh pic.twitter.com/sdlwXEBNXC
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) November 27, 2018
‘Choro usko ye sab attention ke liye hai’- choro nahin give them the due attention before its too late! Mental health is not a joke or a publicity stunt! Lets start taking it seriously before another precious life is lost! RIP #RushaanFarrukh
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) November 27, 2018