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Model Mushk Kaleem opens up about her battles with mental health issues


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Oct, 2020. 02:45 pm
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Mushk Kaleem Mental Health

Popular model Mushk Kaleem, who garnered immense fame in a surprisingly short amount of time, opens up about her battles with mental health issues.

Mushk Kaleem opens up about a time she was struggling to make peace with her looks, the scuffle crippling her well-being and distorting it both mentally as well as physically.

Taking to Instagram, the model shared pictures from her journey, in an attempt to empower those who go through similar struggles while failing to appreciate their body.

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– National Mental Health Day: 10th October.♥️ 2019, was probably the most rewarding year of my career, but when I look back and think about all that I went through last year, I realise that my mental health had completely taken a back seat. I was a model, adapting to fame, success and accolades. Of course, everyone thought I was okay, living the dream. I knew then, that to complain about anything would be unthankful. I was hospitalised on my 25th birthday last year. I was almost 48 kilos and I was suffering from severe body dysmorphia. I would spend hours obsessing over my weight, about losing those few inches on my waist, about getting those perfect hips, or about just looking the part. I had started starving myself, not eating for 24 hours and more, I was abusing drugs, I was unhealthy. I was a 6ft girl suffering from severe anorexia. I would occasionally blackout. I needed help. I think it had less to do with my field of work and more to do with how I was okay with being so self-destructive. I was comfortable with being unhappy. But this is a happy story, I promise. Now a year later, I’m a happier person. I’ve been clean for more than a year. I have found support and happiness in my family, friends, and my pets. I have set boundaries that I never let people cross. I decided that I could still be beautiful, no matter what number the weighing scale would say. I took therapy. I put myself first. I tackled my issues head on, and at first it was scary and it aggravated my anxiety, but I’ve grown, and I’ve healed. It’s still an ongoing process of recovery that I’m on. But I’m glad I started somewhere. Our mental health impacts our thoughts, our actions and our lives. Here’s to taking care of our minds, our bodies, our souls. Happy National Mental Health day!♥️

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“2019, was probably the most rewarding year of my career, but when I look back and think about all that I went through last year, I realize that my mental health had completely taken a back seat,” she wrote.

Kaleem added, “I was almost 48 kilos and I was suffering from severe body dysmorphia. Would spend hours obsessing over my weight, about losing those few inches on my waist, about getting those perfect hips, or about just looking the part.”

“I had started starving myself, not eating for 24 hours and more, was abusing drugs, was unhealthy and was a 6ft girl suffering from severe anorexia. I would occasionally blackout and needed help. What I think is it had less to do with my field of work and more to do with how I was okay with being so self-destructive.”

Mushk Kaleem then expressed how she had become comfortable with being unhappy, but assured that hers was happy story. “Now, a year later, I’m a happier person. I’ve been clean for more than a year. I have found support and happiness in my family, friends, and pets. I have set boundaries that I never let people cross.”

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