‘Mental health matters’: Hania Aamir talks about her struggles and encourages fans to reduce stigma

‘Mental health matters’: Hania Aamir talks about her struggles and encourages fans to reduce stigma

In an honest moment, the actor spoke about not wanting to put up a facade of being okay and the importance of discussing mental health issues.
20 Apr, 2024

Everyone, everywhere struggles with their mental health — unfortunately, our society has stigmatised the matter so much that barely anyone dares to speak up about it. Suffering in silence is considered a saintly act.

However, actor Hania Aamir is here to change the status quo. In a lengthy Instagram caption, she opened up about her struggles with mental health.

“Having an honest moment here. Not doing too well these days tbh [to be honest]. Haven’t been feeling good for some time now. Some days I get distracted and have an okay day and some days there’s a grey cloud following me,” Aamir wrote, garnering over 300,000 likes for her candour.

She detailed that while she was aware the matter could have been dealt with privately, she felt as though she grew up with her audience on Instagram sharing both the “reel and real”.

The Mere Humsafar actor maintained that while she tried to be as honest with her followers as possible, recently she felt as though she was not “being honest”. She reassured her fans that her current state was not cause for concern and that she was doing everything she could “to get back to health”.

“I just wanted to come here and tell you that it is alright to have dark days. It does get better. I know sometimes it feels like there’s only darkness at the end of the tunnel. I get it. You just need to tell yourself that you deserve happiness and you need to take charge, ask for help from the people around you and seek a professional,” Aamir continued, encouraging her followers to have discussions on mental health.

She emphasised that there was “absolutely no shame in talking about mental health or asking for help”.

Talking about her previous experiences with mental health struggles, Aamir highlighted that the situation “gets better when you give yourself love and care and a break”.

Although she prayed for her recovery, she maintained that she did not want to “put up a facade of being okay” and discouraged her fans from doing that as well because “it’s too exhausting”.

“Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, and discussing it can help reduce stigma, promote understanding, and encourage people to seek support when needed,” she wrote, adding that mental health was just as important as physical health and seeking help was a sign of strength.

“You’re not in this alone,” the actor reminded her followers, urging them to share any advice for people going through depression as the “smallest beam of hope and warmth can help”.

We are in awe of Aamir’s honesty and how she’s using her massive platform to raise awareness about a very important issue. We’re sending strength Aamir’s way and want to remind our readers that help is always available.

If you’re struggling with mental health issues, you can reach out to Umang, Pakistan’s first 24/7 mental health helpline by calling 03117786264.


Raza Aly Apr 20, 2024 11:45pm
Hi Hania, I totally understand what you are going through and how you dealt with.My son has been suffering from mental disease, but his problem is that he refuses to take medicine.We live in San Francisco Bay Area.
najeeb Apr 21, 2024 10:06am
great piece of advice
Ishaque Apr 22, 2024 11:41am
The word disease should be replaced by discomfort now in this field.