The tragic loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to suicide last week has encouraged people across the world to come to terms with realities associated with mental illness.
And this has of course encouraged celebrities and influencers to speak up about awareness, outreach and in some cases about their own experiences.
What is depressing is that there isn’t enough awareness about depression/mental health itself. https://t.co/79zd5ZKSZj
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 8, 2018
Near and dear suffering from depression need professional help/healing/therapy plus all our compassion, patience and understanding. This will only come if we educate ourselves and raise awareness. https://t.co/IANTaRDjJr
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) June 8, 2018
Statistics show that 300 million people suffer from depression and more women than men. Fortunately it is curable and must not be treated lightly. Signs of depression are sadness enthusiasm lack of energy etc. If not treated can lead to self harm ans in some cases suicide.
— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) June 9, 2018
I’ve found that the strongest are those who’ve suffered the most. Today, a homeless person advised me on how to keep upbeat and positive in times of adversity. I felt so embarrassed for all the times I’d complained about my situation. BUT happy that ppl like him exist. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/fXWeQYciQa
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) June 8, 2018
Mental health patients are still stigmatised by society & their suffering is ridiculed. Celebrities are constantly driven by others to work more towards material goals leading to more depression. We need more understanding https://t.co/RmpYWqMOsf
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) June 8, 2018