Saba Qamar wants people to understand depression and mental health

Her latest video remembers Sushant Singh, Anam Tanoli and Rushaan Farrukh


KARACHI: Saba Qamar has been using her YouTube channel to produce videos that would probably not find their way on TV or the big screen. As of late, she has been touching upon some interesting topics, such as sexism faced by women in the media.

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She has also been advocating for mental health awareness.

Her latest video, much like all the other videos that she has been posting, show her skills as a writer and a director. She laments the way human beings treat each other, with hatred and jealousy instead of compassion and empathy. The title of the video mentions the names of Sushant Singh, Anam Tanoli and Rushaan Farrukh, three lives lost to suicide in recent times.

She also asks why we don’t talk about depression more often and why words such as ‘psycho’, ‘malang’ and ‘pagal’ to alienate people suffering from mental health problems instead of trying to help them.

After actor Sushant Singh’s death, many actors have been advocating for kindness and discouraging people from cyber-bullying others. Mansha Pasha also recently took to her Instagram to encourage TV show hosts to stop pitting people against each other on talk shows and to stop ridiculing other members of the industry.

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