Psychology

What social networks did not teach and what led Celia Fuentes to a fatal decision

Last week, we were surprised by the tragic news of the death of the model e influencer Celia Fuentes, only 27 years old. With the passing of the days, we have known what from the beginning was a suspicion: that Celia had committed suicide, hanging in her house in Majadahonda. But there has been a common denominator to comments on the death of Celia Fuentes, even before the suicide hypothesis was confirmed: point out the falsehood that surrounds social networks and, especially, the world of influencers. But what has caused the tragic end of Celia?

Celia's life seemed idyllic in her Instagram posts, in which she promoted different brands that paid her, according to the newspaper The world, a cache of about 500 euros per photo. It was in their stories from this same social network where he did show on several occasions emotional states altered (videos crying, for example). But the stories they are ephemeral, those alarm signals disappeared within 24 hours of being published and what remained in their account was the perfect image of a young, beautiful girl, who traveled the world wearing fashionable clothes.

And is that depression is not at odds with taking a picture a day in which everything seems perfect. She is not at odds with smiling. With giving an image of happiness. Depression is something more serious and deeper than the image that the person suffering from it can give. Robin Williams made the world laugh, looked like a happy man, and committed suicide three years ago hanging on his belt. Chester Bennington, the Linkin Park singer, committed suicide this past July, and his wife has since struggled to spread the message that depression does not have a face.

This was days b4 my husband took his own life. Never kmow #fuckdepression pic.twitter.com/2IPXxXJxmT

- Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 7, 2017

This is a few days before my husband committed suicide. The suicidal thoughts were there, but you would never say.

He also shared a video in which he is seen laughing with his family and friends. As his wife said, suicidal thoughts would be there, depression was there, but those who suffer from depression do not cry at all hours or spend the whole day in bed (or not all). Celia was at Mercedes Fashion Week just a couple of days before her death. It was hard to imagine, in that environment, that such a tragedy would be triggered.

It is evident, at this point, that Celia suffered some psychological disorder that has ended up causing the tragic outcome. It was not the falsehood of the networks that ended it. He didn't even hide the alarm signals that should reach the people closest to her. His father commented a few hours after finding the lifeless body of his daughter that everything was due to a disappointment in love. His own sister confirmed through the stories from Instagram that Celia's problems came from behind and she had already come to her aid several times.

The death of Celia Fuentes, like that of any person who decides to end her life, is a disgrace. Blame the fake image that influencers They give about their life in social networks is to simplify the problem too much. Perhaps having chosen that professional path did not help her; Or maybe it had nothing to do with his disorder. We will never know. What we do know is that it is compatible to suffer from severe depression and that it is not it shows at specific times. Therefore, it is crucial that, when we notice a symptom in ourselves or someone in our environment, we go to a professional who can help us. And always keep in mind the resources for suicide prevention:

Hope Phone | 902 500 002

Suicide Prevention Plan

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