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Australian model Annalize Braakensiek, a suicide bomber, has died, according to unofficial police reports and several media outlets.

In Sydney, Australia, police on welfare checks found Braakensiek, 46, dead at her home in Potts Point on Sunday afternoon. The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The cause of death is not yet known, The Guardian reported. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Braakensiek, a model, an actress, a social media star, a vegan cook, a television presenter and a jewelry designer, who has lost many dear ones in a short time.

Braakensiek was an ambassador for RUOK ?, a charity for suicide prevention in Australia that teaches people how constructive conversations with friends and family can save lives.

She had toured with the RUOK convoy across Australia to encourage friends and family to talk about a friend's depression, especially to ask how they felt. RUOK? gives concrete advice on how to help people at risk to cope.

On December 14, Braakensiek reportedly posted on Instagram that his life was "twisted and upside down". People magazine reported.

"Everything seems to be twisted and upside down right now …. Am I right?!, She wrote next to a picture of herself standing on her head, naked. "The challenges of life have been deep, dark, difficult, demanding and downright scary lately."

Friends who had worried about her when she was not in communication asked for the social assistance check, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

According to statistics, Australia would have an average of eight suicides a day.

In 2017, Braakensiek declared to the Morning Herald the fact that friends do not ask friends, or do not listen, when a person is suffering from depression, is a problem to detect if a person is at risk of suicide.

At the time, she stated that she was "immobilized" by the "black cloud" of depression and that success had not played any role.

"Very few people have asked me 'am I fine?' And when I said [I wasn’t]they ran, "she told the Morning Herald. "I was so shocked by the reaction of so-called friends – the aggression, the lack of support.It was then that I really realized that the negative stigma of the disease mental was endemic – people have this "real" why should they be depressed? "

In 2017, Braakensiek declared to the Morning Herald This depression had struck her about 15 years earlier, after the death of two loved ones. His father died of cancer and only three days later, his best friend died.

"To see him die is the most horribly painful thing because I just found him," she recalls. She did not find her biological father until three years before her death.

Suddenly she was overwhelmed, depressed and unable to get up in the morning. She followed a cognitive-behavioral therapy, started meditation and focused on rest and exercise.

"I got it quickly, taking everything into account, and I managed very well for many, many years until two years ago," she said at the conference. 2017 interview.

However, four months later, three other family members died and two friends died by suicide, which again plunged him into depression.

"It was an incredible amount of grief in a short time, which made me incapable again," said Braakensiek.

If you have suicidal ideation, confidential help is available free of charge to the US National Suicide Prevention Service at 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours a day. If anyone you know seems to be considering suicide, visit Bethe1To.com for help. In Australia, you can access the numbers of the hotlines at the address suicide.org/hotlines/international/australia-suicide-hotlines.html.