Mawra Hocane is the latest Pakistani celebrity who has shared her story of struggling with anxiety to inspire others going through the common mental illness that is considered a taboo in our society.
“It’s been over a year since I’ve been diagnosed with anxiety and I’m no longer embarrassed by it,” wrote Mawra in a heart-wrenching post on Instagram with a clip from her ongoing drama Daasi alongside Adeel Hussain.”It’s a part of me like the sky is blue but I’m definitely better equipped to deal with it as I’m growing with it and beginning to understand it.”
“I don’t run away from my friends and family when I’m having a panic attack, I share with them and I feel I’m stronger than my condition. I’m putting this out because I want all of you who fight anxiety every day to be okay with it and not be ashamed of it.”
Giving a strong message to those who are fearful of facing their mental condition, the Daasi actor went on to share how her therapist told her that her fears related to it made it worse, and how taking ownership of her condition has helped her in a positive way.
”I went to a therapist in Sydney at the end of 2018 who told me that even though certain deficiencies contribute to my anxiety, it gets worse because I’m fearful of it. I decided that day to no longer be afraid of it or hide it from anybody at all.”
Mawra Hocane comes out with her story of struggling with Anxiety
“In 2020, I can easily identify when my body starts to feel anxiety and more often than not I’m able to control it without any help. I drink a lot of water and I pray.”
“Anybody reading this can have their own method or seek help from a therapist or a family member… Having said that I want to tell you that even if you break down, you’re brave, even if you cry, you’re not weak,” Mawra concluded her note giving out hope to all those striving with depression and anxiety.
“Whoever you are, I want you to know that every new day will be a better day.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Mawra’s sister Urwa Hocane had also come out with her story of struggling with depression last year in August.