Hocane sisters’ problematic ‘diagnosis’ about depression


With great celebrity status and influence comes great responsibility, a fact, Hocane sisters are completely oblivious of. Amongst other things... last week, Urwa and Mawra appeared on a morning show to promote their clothing line ‘UxM’. As the conversation steered towards mental ailments it was clear that the sisters and the hostess were utterly misinformed and ignorant about the brevity of depression and what causes it. "There are so many problems these days, we hear someone say that they've got depression or mental 'disease', but it’s all because of food! There's no other reason,” said Urwa, whose statement was backed by Mawra, who piped up with “It’s what you put in your body.” We agree that a well-balanced diet is key to a healthy mind, but a diet isn’t the solitary cause which leads to depression or prevents it.

We are not sure about what the sisters are putting in their system to blurt out such nonsensical comments which trivialise an important issue on a morning show, watched by scores of people. It is high time celebrities or public figures with any measure of influence on society educate themselves about crucial matters like mental diseases and refrain from offering unsolicited advice on subjects they have no knowledge about.