Mawra Hocane on battling anxiety: I’m no longer embarrassed by it!

Latest   January 9, 2020
I am lucky my job allows me to express my grief on screen: Mawra Hocane

 

Mawra Hocane has always been very vocal about her struggles but this time the actress opened up about battling with anxiety.

From Bollywood’s Deepika Padukone to Hareem Farooq and Adnan Malik coming forward with their battle with depression, the stigma surrounding mental health has reduced.

In an Instagram post, Mawra shared her journey of battling anxiety and that she is no longer embarrassed by it.

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A contemplating girl: We all have our days of weakness & breakdowns, I am lucky my job allows me to express my grief on screen. It’s been over a year since I’ve been diagnosed with anxiety & I’m no longer embarrassed of it. It’s a part of me like the sky is blue but I’m definitely better equipped to deal with it as I’m growing with it & beginning to understand it. I don’t run away from my friends & family when I’m having a panic attack I share with them & I feel I’m stronger than my condition. I’m putting this out because I want all of you who fight anxiety everyday to be okay with it & not be ashamed of it. I went to a therapist in Sydney at the end of 2018 who told me that even though certain deficiencies contribute to my anxiety, it gets worse because I’m fearful of it. I decided that day to no longer be afraid of it or hide it from anybody at all. In 2020 I can easily identify when my body starts to feel anxiety & more often than not I’m able to control it without any help. I drink a lot of water & I pray. Anybody reading this can have their own method or seek help from a therapist or a family member. Having said that I want to tell you that even if you break down , you’re brave, even if you cry you’re not weak. Whoever you are I want you to know that every new day will be a better day. InshAllah❤️ #AnxiousButAble #anxietyawareness P.S this is a clip from #Daasi & it’s been a very very special project for me as I’ve been able to channelise my inner fears & pain as sunehri. My director would ask me to cry & on days I would howl & he would be let me. I have been honest & worked very hard . I hope you all enjoy tonight’s episode. P.P.S Thankyou @adeelhusain78 for being an amazing supportive co-star & for everything that you are💫

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“I am lucky my job allows me to express my grief on screen. It’s been over a year since I’ve been diagnosed with anxiety & I’m no longer embarrassed of it,” Mawra said.

“I don’t run away from my friends and family when I’m having a panic attack, I share with them and I feel I’m stronger than my condition. I’m putting this out because I want all of you who fight anxiety everyday to be okay with it and not be ashamed of it.”

She recall visiting a therapist in Sydney in 2018 who told her that “even though certain deficiencies contribute to my anxiety, it gets worse because I’m fearful of it. I decided that day to no longer be afraid of it or hide it from anybody at all.”

“In 2020, I can easily identify when my body starts to feel anxiety and more often than not I’m able to control it without any help. I drink a lot of water and I pray.”

In the end Hocane wrote a message for all the readers along with that thanked her fellow actor Adeel Husain for supporting her throughout Daasi, her latest project on Hum TV.

“Anybody reading this can have their own method or seek help from a therapist or a family member. Having said that I want to tell you that even if you break down , you’re brave, even if you cry you’re not weak.”

“Thankyou @adeelhusain78 for being an amazing supportive co-star & for everything that you are,” Mawra concluded.