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I was diagnosed with chronic depression when I was 14, says Nida Khan


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

14th Oct, 2020. 01:22 pm
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Nida Khan

Actress Nida Khan has shared her thoughts about her anger issues. She shared her story to inspire people who are suffering from anxiety.

In the latest video posted on Instagram, she talked about how she faced trauma in the past.

“If I talk about my past life I have faced traumatic situations a couple of times. Some of it is related to my father because I have come from a broken family. My parents divorced when I was about four or five years old. When I was six years old my father passed away. His death was sudden as he was a policeman and died in an encounter after receiving a bullet wound in his head. My mother says I was shaking when I heard the news. Then I turned to her and told her that you have said this to me now but now we won’t ever talk about it. This was my response as a six-year-old kid.”

“I was diagnosed with chronic depression when I was 14 years old. I grew up and became my mother’s spokesperson. The mother used to have some misunderstanding with her siblings. I used to be so outspoken that my mother called me ‘fighter pilot’ and if anyone laid finger on my mother, I would fly to them. When I left, I had a lot of anger and used to get mad because I didn’t know how to express myself,” she added.

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Coping with trauma is never an easy feat, be it for a child or for an adult. However, that does not mean the situation cannot be helped, no matter what the root cause is. A lot of you might resonate with Nida’s situation, and would even find strength in her story — thanks to @taskeenpakistan, we can bring these stories forward in an attempt to empower and support everyone going through troubling circumstances. If you or anyone you know is in need of counselling or mental help, feel free to reach out to Taskeen at 0316-8275336. #womanistan #mentalhealthmonth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthisimportant #womenempowerment #taskeen #taskeenpakistan #moveformentalhealth https://marchformentalhealth.com

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Moreover, Nida said, “If I was not feeling well, or if I was hurt, or if someone said something that is troubling me. My first response was ‘go to hell’. This was a lot of anger and I realized this when I hit rock bottom. So I called my friend who is a therapist, advised me apart from the therapy I should also read and research about it because I am the kind of person who wants to know everything beforehand. So I did and now I am in therapy for three years. So therapy and disregarding the societal norms really helped me.”

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