Fashion model Anam Tanoli was found dead in her house on Sunday, leading a lot of people to believe that she committed suicide. The model was 26 years old, and had made quite a name for herself in the Fashion Industry.
When the news of her death broke out, immediately celebrities all over the internet began to speak up about mental health. Some people wistfully reminisced over past conversations they had with her, and wished that they had reached out more. Either way, everybody agreed about the importance of speaking up, reaching out to people and taking care of mental health.
#AnamTanoli last posted video in which she addressed issue of bullying & humiliation(written on her T-Shirt) ask people to don't bully others & she also gives advise to people who get bullied that don't let it bring you down & don't effect your self because of opinion of others! pic.twitter.com/zrA7qR9MrV
— Showbiz & News (@ShowbizAndNewz) September 2, 2018
Tanoli had apparently suffered from depression for quite a while and would often say that she was being bullied by people online and in real life. Very active on Instagram, she would often be cyber bullied, usually because of her attire which didn’t sit well with a lot of conservative extremist trolls.
According to her friends she commites suicide due to depression. She was judged by people for her profession she was humiliated by social media bullies. 💔 pic.twitter.com/gYlTdTMOPo
— Sanam Baloch (@sanam_Baloch_) September 2, 2018
RIP – Anam Tanoli I didn’t know her personally but I’m devastated that a young beautiful girl succumbed to the bullies around her. I spoke to a close friend of hers who told me how deeply she was affected by social media trolling & bullying at work. She was suffering from depression & 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 & your words can take someone’s life. I’m sorry #AnamTanoli on behalf of everyone who pushed you take such a step. My condolences & love to the family! P.s we may be out here for you on social platforms but we are just like you. we get hurt, we break but we endure & 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 & compassionate for others & their hearts! #RIPAnamTanoli It is about time we treat depression as an illness so we can comfort the ones suffering, atleast. Seek medical help without reluctance. Please don’t be afraid of the society, protect yourself first!
Mental health is considered a taboo in Pakistan and people shy away from talking about it. However, people are speaking up about this issue following Tanoli’s sad demise, which might change the narrative around mental health.
A young, up and coming Pakistani/Italian 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. R.I.P. #anamtanoli #depressionkills #bekindtoothers
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) September 2, 2018
The newly elected President, PTI’s Arif Alvi has called for a 24/7 helpline to be established to address mental health, which is a wonderful initiative. Hopefully we will be able to make the discussion around mental health more open and forthcoming.
Model Anam Tanoli ‘commits suicide’ in Lahore https://t.co/l26rWdwSoE… Millions of people specially women under different socio-economic pressures face depression & some commit suicide. Psychiatric help should be readily available including a 24/7 helpline.
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) September 2, 2018