My tribute to @Ane_li. An incredibly talented and creative young lady. She was an inspiration to me and many thousands more. She had more than 800K followers on Instagram, yet sadly no one knew and understood her deeply enough to know what was going on in her life and to be able to help her.
Looking back now through her Instagram account, the designs that jump out at me are the ones where she may have been crying out for help.
Ane suffered from depression and sadly chose to leave her family and friends on 11 July. None of us knew because depression is a disease that people don’t fight publicly. There is a stigma that surrounds depression that makes people afraid or ashamed to talk about it. I'm not someone that suffers depression, which in itself make it very hard to comprehend how people suffering with it feel.
If you suffer from depression, then talk to someone. Tell them how you are feeling because you can't fight depression on your own. In Australia you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 to talk to someone.