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World Mental Health Day 2021 was observed on Sunday, October 10. However, just like we ignore the importance of mental wellbeing, the day came and went, almost unnoticed. Powerhouse vocalist, Meesha Shafi knows the importance and took this as an opportunity to share a heartfelt message with her fans and followers.

The singer knows what it’s like to struggle with mental health and thinks just one single day can not be dedicated to mental health.

“These matters can’t be scheduled,” she said. “[I] 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,” she wrote in her Instagram caption.

While one, especially celebrities look all happy and full of energy, no one knows what anyone is really going through.

Trolls kee bakwas jaari rehti hai, [trolls keep saying nonsense] 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,” she further said.



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“Speaking of insulation, the bigger realisation 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 pjs. Show yourself small acts of kindness. Don’t judge yourself,”she concluded.