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Meesha Shafi about World Mental Health Day

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Singer Meesha Shafi says of a day celebrated globally to highlight the importance of mental health, one day is not enough to highlight the importance of mental health.

Meesha Shafi

Mesha Shafi has shared her thoughts on the importance of mental health on the photo and video sharing app Instagram.

Meesha Shafi

Meesha Shafi wrote in the caption that “I’m feeling better. #mentalhealth day came and went but ironically enough, it’s kind of silly to designate a day to it. Mine certainly wasn’t up for much. These matters can’t be scheduled.

Was struggling with my mental health these past few weeks. Bouts of low lying anxiety, low energy, motivation. Of course, it’s impossible for anyone to tell, especially onlookers online.

Trolls kee bakwas jaari rehti hai, but they’re the least of my concern. And after editing a lot of people out of my periphery, I now keep myself insulated and interact with a trusted few loved ones and those I resonate with as far as core values go. Speaking of insulation, the bigger realization it has brought is that our own mind is the biggest troll if we let it be. So please… anyone struggling with mental health, talk to a trusted one if you can’t get professional help. Be gentle with yourself, tender and patient. Sleep extra if you need to. Take a break from family if they trigger you. Give yourself time to just be. Sit in silence. Cry if it comes. Count your blessings and on the days when that doesn’t come easy, pray for ease. Meditate. Cuddle with your children. Go for a walk. Have ice cream in your pj’s. Show yourself small acts of kindness. Don’t judge yourself. ♥️”

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