Mahira Khan Just Spoke Up For Mental Health Awareness After A Student's Shocking Death In Lahore

By Iman Zia | 27 Nov, 2018

A student at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore died recently. Her death has started very important conversations. When she was taken to the hospital, she was allegedly refused service because it was a case of an “attempted” suicide. She was transferred to General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries after an unsuccessful surgery in an effort to save her. The death shocked many, prompting the dire need to take mental health more seriously.

 

Actress Mahira Khan took to social media to express her dismay and shock over the student’s harrowing death.

Mahira asked “when will we start taking mental health seriously?” and denounced how there is a gaping hole in the country’s education system regarding mental health; “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!!”

Source: @TheMahiraKhan/Twitter

 

The actress attached a Facebook status regarding the student who passed away, and how upsetting the final moments of her life were.

Source: @TheMahiraKhan/Twitter

 

 

Mahira posted another tweet with the student’s own status, where it insinuated she was already in pain.

Mahira emphasized how important it is to “start by reading and understanding what someone suffering had to say before they left.”

 

The actress also shared a platform for those affected by the student’s death to reach out

 

People addressed Mahira’s tweets, agreeing with how mental health is always brushed aside in this country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on Mahira’s statements?

 

A Student’s Horrifying Death In BNU Lahore Yesterday Is Making People Talk About Mental Health But Is It Enough?

 

 

Model Anam Tanoli’s Death Is A Strong Reminder That Pakistani Social Media Seriously Needs Mental Health Awareness

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