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Ayesha Omar shares an important message to raise mental health awareness

Ayesha Omar stated, "If you love someone, let them tell you they're not okay. It's okay, to not be okay."

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Following the sudden passing of model Anam Tanoli, many celebs have come forward to either share their personal experience regarding depression or to highlight the importance of mental health. People suffering from mental health issues need support before it’s too late and the latest celeb to raise her voice regarding the matter is Ayesha Omar.

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This year’s death of Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Avicii and recently Anam Tanoli have sparked a debate on #MentalHealth. Why is it that only when we lose someone we love so dearly to suicide, we will spark a conversation about mental health? Destigmatize mental health and let your voice be heard. Let us help you and know that it is okay not to be okay. Our heart goes out to Anam’s family. Your song may have ended, but your melody lingers on. If you or anyone you know is suffering, please reach out. Visit our website at www.roohbaru.com to connect with one of our counsellors. #RIP #SuicideAwareness #SuicideHelpline #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealth #ItsOkNotToBeOk #Roohbaru #Karachi #Lahore #Islamabad #Pakistan

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The Khoobsurat star stated, “In our language of love and support we often say, “It’ll be okay”. We treat the phrase like a cure all. A prayer that keeps the darkness at bay. ”

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In our language of love and support we often say, "It'll be okay". We treat the phrase like a cure all. A prayer that keeps the darkness at bay. If you love someone, let them tell you they're not okay. It's okay, to not be okay. Instead of wishing away their bad feelings, telling them it will pass, listen. Just listen to the sound of not-okayness. There's nothing more alienating than a world full of people telling you you're ok when you feel anything but. When you feel like you're supposed to be a certain way but you aren’t. If you're reading this and you're not okay, please know that it's okay. If you can't wish it away, it's not your fault. It does not mean you are ungrateful or selfish. It just means you're going through a hard time, and you just need some help getting through it, and that is okay. Be kind. Be gentle. Be Aware. Be not okay, but know that you are loved and that someone will listen. Help is available at all times at @roohbaru just reach out when you need to… download the app on your phone so it’s just one click away… #itsoktonotbeok #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #ayeshaomar p.s. the t-shirt is available at @hefclothing ✌️

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She further added, “If you love someone, let them tell you they’re not okay. It’s okay, to not be okay.”

The actor stressed on the fact that we should not blame ourselves for feeling a certain way and it  does not mean you are ungrateful or selfish. It just means you’re going through a hard time, and you just need some help getting through it, and that is okay.
“Be kind. Be gentle. Be Aware. Be not okay, but know that you are loved and that someone will listen.” she added.

Also sharing a link to an app she said that all you have to do is reach out. “Help is available at all times at @roohbaru just reach out when you need to… download the app on your phone so it’s just one click away.”

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