Momina Mustehsan pens heartbreaking note in wake of Anam Tanoli’s suicide


Model Anam Tanoli’s tragic and untimely death has sent waves of shock throughout the fashion world, prompting members of the industry to speak up against depression, cyber bullying and harassment.

Singer Momina Mustehsan, who had previously shared that she too battled depression for a while, took to Instagram to pen a heartbreaking note for her colleague and friend.

Sharing a picture of herself looking scared, Momina wrote, “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.”

Addressing her friend, she wrote, “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.”

Momina then addressed the trolls and bullies on social media writing, “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 scrutinising, 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,” she concluded.

In another post, Momina shared a note for the victims of depression, writing, “Reach out. Speak up. Love and value yourself. Never feel trapped and caged that you find the need to want to escape. Every person is unique, every person is special. Every person matters.”

Shedding light on her own self and battle, she said, “I consider myself a fairly positive person and most people have always seen me smiling and full of excitement. I’ve spoken about dealing with depression in the past and overcoming it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have moments of weakness. A few months ago, I went through a phase of emotional turmoil. We all hit that occasional road block. Please remember to remind yourself of all the goodness and little joys you have in your life. And remember, the only opinion of you that really should matter is your own. Don’t let anyone else’s opinion define or affect you, or become your reality.”

Other celebs who remembered the late model and addressed the matter include Mawra Hocane, Rehmat Ajmal, Rizwan Beyg, Bilal Ashraf and Eman Suleman.


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