Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness & Bullying After Anam Tanoli’s Suicide

Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness & Bullying After Anam Tanoli’s Suicide

Anam Tanoli’s tragic demise has left everyone in shock. Some from the Fashion fraternity whether knew her personally or not took to social media and talked about mental health and cyber bullying. Upcoming model, Anam Naveed Tanoli’s body was found yesterday from DHA Lahore.

Model Anam Tanoli Found Dead!

Her death nevertheless started a new debate. Many are talking about the importance of mental health and the stigmas surrounding it and some of the stars are using their star power for the cause.

Armeena Khan

Armeena Khan is known for being vocal about her political views and she isn’t quietly sitting around this time either. The Janaan starlet took to her twitter and said,

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,”

 

Mawra Hocane

Mawra Hocane took to her Instagram and expressed her grief and concern on Anam Tanoli’s tragic death,

“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 and bullying at work.”

She continued,

“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,”

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!

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The JPNA 2 starlet also added,

“I’m sorry Anam Tanoli on behalf of everyone who pushed you take such a step. My condolences and love to the family,” 

“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,” 

She concluded,

“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,”

 

Momina Mustehsan

Momina Mustehsan has talked about her own experience with mental illness before, this time around she posted,

“This is a picture of me from when I was going through turmoil not very long ago. It happens to the best of us. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and we all hit points in our lives sometimes when all seems to be falling out of our control.”

This is a picture of me from when I was going through turmoil not very long ago. It happens to the best of us. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and we all hit points in our lives sometimes when all seems to be falling out of our control. Dear Anam, I’m sorry you had to give up. I’m sorry I didn’t understand the intensity of how much you were hurting. I know you were trying your best to be positive and you were a champ. I was super proud of how far you had come in the 9 years I had known you and the person you had grown to become. I swear you had the strength to keep fighting back, staying strong, and standing tall. But you just needed to hear more of that from the people around you, a little more often. I’m so sorry.. I know how it feels when you hit a point so low that it makes you feel like giving up. We all know that feeling. Every single person is fighting their own battle from behind the face we put up for society to make it look like all is under control. Fortunately or unfortunately, with the growth of social media, random people’s uncalled-for opinions and hate speech make their way to us. Now more than ever, we need to learn to love and value ourselves, and KNOW our own selves and our own worth, so that peoples opinions of us don’t get to us and impact our perception of ourselves. For the trolls: Let people be. Give them the right to be human sometimes. Give them the liberty to make those occasional mistakes. Because without that, no one can ever learn or grow. Reflect and focus your energies on fixing and working on yourself more than scrutinizing, judging and putting others down. Let’s please all shun bullying and hate speech. When you see it happening to someone, please stand up for them and make it stop. Build each other up, don’t be a bystander watching someone being tormented. #BullyingIsNeverOkay

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Rizwan Beyg

The fashion designer took to Facebook to share his thoughts on mental illness. He wrote,

“Amidst all the awards and celebration, the tragic suicide of Anam Tanoli has been totally sidelined and not been addressed by the fashion fraternity,” 

Further adding he said,

“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,”

He continued,

“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 concluded,

“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,”

 

Social media bullying in general and bullying in the fashion industry in particular can break the strongest. The only way we can fight mental illness is by taking it as seriously as physical illnesses. We do not know the fights each of us is fighting so try to be as kind as you can be and save lives.