Anam Tanoli’s harrowing suicide on Saturday has shaken the country. The Pakistani model was found dead in her home in Lahore on Saturday evening, after being continually bullied on social media. Fellow models and celebrities have since been sharing the importance of mental health on social media, stressing awareness about suicide and depression. Actress Mawra Hocane has also commented on Anam’s disturbing death.
Mawra took to Instagram to post a message about how unfortunate it was to have ‘social media trolling’ drive Anam to her death
The actress knew a close friend of the model, and was told that she was being continually bullied and was ‘suffering from depression.’ She stressed how we must be kinder and how ‘words can take someone’s life.’ Mawra went onto say how it’s high time that ‘we treat depression as an illness’ to ease ‘one’s suffering.’
Read her full message below
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!
People agreed with Mawra’s statements and expressed their concern over how prevalent cyberbullying had become
With a few urging support for those suffering from depression
What are your thoughts on Mawra’s message?