Shady Srour to stop posting videos on Facebook because of bullying



Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 12:37 GMT


Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 12:37 GMT

Shady Srour in his "retirement" video - Still image from Shady Srour's official Facebook page on Oct. 23, 2018

Shady Srour in his "retirement" video - Still image from Shady Srour's official Facebook page on Oct. 23, 2018

CAIRO – 24 October 2018: Egyptian actor Shady Srour announced Wednesday that he will stop making videos on YouTube.

Srour added in a video posted on his Facebook page that it will be the last video for him as he decided not to go on living, which surprised many of his followers.

"I decided that I will not do any other video, and that I do not want to live," he said. He changed his personal picture on Facebook to black and captioned it: "The author of the page died."

Srour appeared to be crying, pointing out that many of the criticisms he received in the recent period made him suffer psychologically, which led him to depression.

Over the past years, Srour submitted videos on Facebook and YouTube discussing social issues in a comic manner.

Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics said more than half a million citizens tried to commit suicide in 2015.

In the same context, psychiatry professor Mohamed al-Mahdi said in an interview on DMC channel in September that suicide attempts in Egypt will reach the global danger belt due to psychological and economic pressures, stressing that Egypt needs to activate a hotline to support suicidal individuals.

Also, psychiatry professor Heba al-Issawi told Al-Watan newspaper that mental health secretaries of the Ministry of Health should activate the ministry’s hotline and increase the number of psychiatrists.

Issawi added that the hotline should be linked to outpatient clinics and programs to solve people's problems.

In 2003, BFriends International established a hotline in Egypt to provide psychosocial support for people who need it but it was closed after the bankruptcy of the institution in Cairo due to lack of donations.



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