Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with a person’s life. It is a real ailment that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.
Millions of people in the wrold are suffering from depression as we speak. But the general reaction towards it in Asian families (read Pashtun) is primitive at best. When it comes to their kids’ mental illness, most of the parents constantly live in the bubble of denial and it only worsens our situation.
Recently, we asked people on Twitter to share the how their parents react when they tell them that depressed:
As one can imagine, the responses were funny and familiar; but tragic too if you think about it.
Tata sa masale de sa kamai de darta?— Ziryab khan (@Eyyab_0) August 29, 2020
Mastay ragsty dai— غدار (@Afridyaaan) August 29, 2020
Depression depression nshta zan ay sharmawaly dy , da kharhe starge d orake sha .— غوټی (@Malaka786) August 29, 2020
Pasa da depress bachiya kar rawakhla 😄🤷♂️🤦♂️— Ukasha Safi (@UkashaSafi) August 29, 2020
Wersha Quran majeed rawala Kal pa kal ye rale— Talha Hayat (@talhahayat2000) August 29, 2020
Wada ghwari— Mahnur Khan Khattak (@KhattakMahnur) August 29, 2020
Tola wrz de pa mbl k sar kahkata kare ye mo khamkha… ta ba zar lewani she— iftiخar Alam (@iftikhar_alam_) August 29, 2020
Sahar nawakhta pore prot ey wakhti pasa no tola wraz ba de kha e— Kamran Mohmand (@GKamranKhan) August 29, 2020
Khudaya paka nu.. we have a long way to go!