Twenty six-year-old model Anam Tanoli’s tragic passing this week has initiated a conversation regarding mental health. The starlet reportedly committed suicide after suffering from depression and cyber bullying.
Soon after the news of her death broke, famous entertainment shared their two cents on the seriousness of mental health.
“A young, up and coming Pakistani in model died yesterday. On the face of it, it looks like suicide by hanging. I wonder what could possibly have driven a talented young girl like that to take her own life,” the Janaan actor tweeted.
“I didn’t know her personally but I’m devastated that a young beautiful girl succumbed to the bullies around her,” the 25-year-old starlet wrote in an Instagram post. “I spoke to a close friend of hers who told me how deeply she was affected by social media trolling and bullying at work.”
“She was suffering from depression and the world was ruthless regardless. I wish she was stronger but I also wish that we were kinder, all of us. Be on a watch, anyone around us could be suffering from depression and your words can take someone’s life,” Hocane said.
“I’m sorry Anam Tanoli on behalf of everyone who pushed you take such a step. My condolences and love to the family,” she added.
Hocane said that despite being ‘public property’, celebrities are just as human as the rest of us. “PS: We may be out here for you on social platforms but we are just like you. We get hurt, we break but we endure and put the broken pieces together to run another show for all of you. Be kind, it won’t cost you a thing. Please be kind, considerate and compassionate for others and their hearts,” the Sammi starlet continued.
“It is about time we treat depression as an illness so we can comfort the ones suffering, at least. Seek medical help without reluctance. Please don’t be afraid of the society, protect yourself first,” she concluded.
The fashion designer took to Facebook to share his thoughts on mental illness. “Amidst all the awards and celebration, the tragic suicide of Anam Tanoli has been totally sidelined and not been addressed by the fashion fraternity,” he wrote.
“I never knew Anam or worked with her but the awful stories surrounding her suicide are a wake up call for all those of us who still have a conscience and some shred of humanity left,” Beyg said of the bullying that prevails in showbiz.
“Stories of body shaming and downright vicious attacks on a young vulnerable girl are hugely disturbing and what is even more disturbing is a total lack of remorse, sadness or indignation on her passing,” he stated.
“I am ashamed Anam and sorry I was silent at the injustice you faced at the hands of the fraternity I am part of. Rest in peace Anam because I certainly cannot,” he said.
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