Pakistani star Mahira Khan has urged for the need for mental health awareness after a student of Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in Lahore committed suicide. She has penned down an emotional post on social media.
Rushaan Farrukh, who is reported to be in her early 20s, lost her life when she jumped off from a multi-storey building on-campus on November 26th in Lahore.
On Tuesday, famed Pakistani actress Mahira Khan took to Twitter, expressing her thoughts on the unfortunate occurrence that has left numerous in shock.
The 33-year-old actress wrote, “When will we start taking mental health seriously? When will we stop calling people mad or ridicule them for how they feel? We need counselors in schools. Not just for students. We need to educate parents and teachers!!”.
When will we start taking mental health seriously? When will we stop calling people mad or ridicule them for how they feel?
We need counselors in schools. Not just for students. We need to educate parents and teachers!! pic.twitter.com/JnEQZj59dd
In another tweet, while sharing Rushaan’s post in which she stressed the need to be “compassionate and empathetic”, Mahira Khan wrote, “Maybe we can start by reading and understanding what someone suffering had to say before they left. Rest In Peace.. Rushaan Farrukh.”
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
This incident has raised many serious questions regarding the attitudes which seem to prevail, especially among the youngsters. It’s a pity that in our society that people while tackling mental health illnesses that are seen as a taboo having a lot of stigma attached.
After this tragic incident, many have taken to social media expressing their concerns:
Speechless and heartbroken…
Rushaan Farrukh just passed away.
May God bless her soul.
If anyone reading this is going through depression, I am here talk to and help however I can.
Please take care of yourselves and monitor people around you, whether loved ones or acquaintances.
— Areesha Qureshi (@Areeshahaha) November 26, 2018
#RushaanFarrukh committed suicide today. A student at BNU, she was an artist in early 20s. I'm at a loss for words, shocked & frozen at this tragic moment. She was an absolute gem of a person & leaves behind a gaping hole in this bleak world.
RIP Rushaan, this world failed you. pic.twitter.com/F9oWJ8t20E
— हसीम • Haseem • حسیم 🏳️🌈 (@haseemuzzaman) November 26, 2018
Tragic incident, a student committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of the building. #RushaanFarrukh, 24-year-old, was a 5th-semester student of Visual arts and design department of #BeaconHouse National University (#BNU), #Lahore. pic.twitter.com/fiHRBmuYTe
— Islamabad 🇵🇰 (@Islaamabad) November 28, 2018
— Syeda Sehrish (@SehrishBukhari7) November 27, 2018
When such psychologists would be out there who the fuck would want to share his/her story of depression with them? Retweeting piece of garbage abusing Rushaan after her death, atleast leave the dead alone you scums, helping the needy my foot…#RushaanFarrukh pic.twitter.com/5B5tSfMyuk
— Waqaas (@TakhreebKaar) November 27, 2018