Psychological well being issues and that can not be confused upon sufficient. This yr, on World Psychological Well being Day, Mahira Khan paid a go to to some youngsters on the Alleviate Habit Struggling (AAS) rehabilitation centre and talked concerning the battles they’ve fought. She requested individuals to be kinder and do all they will to alleviate the stigma connected to psychological well being.
On Monday, she shared a video of her expertise on the facility and mentioned her go to made her realise she’s working with the best affiliation. “The stories I heard were heart crushing.. I can’t forget this one boy who had been taking heroin because of his brother — who used to sell drugs. This little innocent boy.. same age as my baby boy.. I could see the trauma in his eyes,” she wrote in her caption. “I will never forget the girl who hugged me and cried.. Helplessly.. She was also a recovering heroin addict who had been gang raped mercilessly. I couldn’t help but cry with her. I am still so angry that she went through that. It makes my blood boil that those men are roaming around free!!”
The Humsafar actor identified that the rehab centre just isn’t solely serving to individuals with their addictions but in addition the psychological well being struggles that include these addictions. “There are countless children, women and men suffering in our countries. Battling addiction, battling abuse of all kinds.. I am so grateful for The British Asian Trust and AAS Trust for providing a safe space for them. For treating not only the addiction but the mental trauma that comes with what they have gone through. I know what I have to do.. I hope that I can do it one day InshaAllah,” she added, hinting at persevering with the identical work at a private capability.
She appealed to her followers to channel extra empathy. “To all of you, please be kinder than ever, we have no idea what people are going through,” she mentioned, urging them to assist in no matter capability they will. “Please spread awareness and remove any stigma and shame attached to mental illness. Please donate. Please volunteer. Even going and spending a day with the kids brightens up their day.”
She concluded with a small prayer for all these she met on Monday. “I did see a little glimmer of hope.. in their eyes.. I pray and hope to God that each one of them gets back on their feet and can have a future they deserve. InshaAllah.”