Urwa Opens Up About Her Struggle with Depression
Urwa Opens Up About Her Struggle with Depression

Urwa Opens Up About Her Struggle with Depression

After going through scrutiny for her ill-informed comments about depression, the actress cleared out her part...
Published Aug 12, 2019 03:18pm

After facing extreme backlash from the media and viewers for her ill-informed comments about mental health and depression on a morning-show with her sister. the actress shared a post on her social media opening up about her own struggle with depression.

The actor also clarified her recent statement in which she implied that depression is only caused by an unhealthy diet

After the interview aired, the stream of mockery was incessant, with countless memes and posts about the two sisters, and many people called Urwa out specifically for misusing her platform and propagating uninformed messages

In a post she shared lastnight, she cleared all misconceptions and said “I decided to never announce it but I have suffered depression for a couple of years,” she said, and also mentioned how the process of recovery is perpetual so “I would NEVER ever be insensitive to its existence & causes,”

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I decided to never announce it but I have suffered depression for a couple of years, the process of recovery is perpetual therefore I would NEVER ever be insensitive to its existence & causes. I find it hard to say more than this because of the extensive scrutiny on every word I’ll now utter but I will be brave. I emphasised on the “right food” because it has been an integral part of my healing process, helped me survive & recover ofcourse along with the Love & support of the people around me. The implication “ Processed Food is the “only” cause of Depression “ was not at all our intention but to bring attention to the vital role food plays. I was misunderstood despite my good intention. I have never been great at explaining my feelings in words and I do realise that therefore I keep away from interviews as much as I can . I am grateful that many of you understood what we attempted to do/say . I only hope that what we are put through post-interview doesn’t discourage the people in position from speaking about what matters to the best of their knowledge in future. I am no expert on mental health but I will always try to offer as much as I know if it can even help a single soul. Lastly, let us be humans with our imperfections, flaws & mistakes. Don’t put us on pedestals so high that we are unable to touch each other’s hearts. Let’s try be more kind & more tolerant as a society. Love, Urwa

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''I emphasized on the right food because it has been an integral part of my healing process, helped me survive & recover of course along with the love & support of the people around me,” she continued.

She added further , “The implication that processed food is the only cause of depression was not at all our intention but to bring attention to the vital role food plays. I was misunderstood despite my good intention.”

She also urged the society to be more tolerant and accepting of each others flaws and mistakes, which is definitely a message we can get behind! Kudos to her for being so strong and having the courage to come out with her struggle and also address the situation maturely. This was apology well-done.

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