Mahira Khan gets forthright about mental health struggles

Moeeza Arshad August 31, 2023

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Beloved Pakistani actress Mahira Khan recently opened up in a heartfelt and candid interview on the FWhy Podcast, hosted by Frieha Altaf. The conversation touched upon various aspects of Mahira’s life, from her career and personal challenges to her battles with mental health. Mahira’s candid revelations shed light on her struggles with anxiety, moments of self-doubt, and the toll of online trolling. Despite her fame, Mahira discussed how the constant criticism and scrutiny can lead to doubt and lack of confidence, especially when it comes from within the industry. She emphasized the importance of supporting and applauding fellow artists’ successes rather than pulling them down.


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The interview also delved into the impact of professional criticism which took a toll on Mahira’s mental health, leading to anxiety and depression. Mahira courageously discussed her journey through therapy, antidepressants, and accepting her mental health struggles. She shared that she hopes her openness about her experiences would offer comfort and support to others who might be going through similar challenges. The interview concluded with Mahira reflecting on her personal growth, finding love, and maintaining boundaries between her public persona and private life. Her story serves as an inspiration, highlighting the importance of addressing mental health issues openly and seeking help when needed.

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