Nollywood actor, Kunle Remi, has revealed how depression almost caused him to take his life in 2017.
The actor opened up on his past struggles while reacting to the death of popular American Disc Jockey, Twitch, who was confirmed to have died by suicide on Wednesday.
In his speech, he advised men to speak up about their whatever they are going through and encouraged them to take a break once in a while when life gets hard.
He further disclosed that it was God’s grace that saw him through the challenges he faced.
In his words:
“Yesterday the news broke of DJ Twitch’s passing by suicide and it was a very sad news but I can absolutely relate to that.
“It’s never really fine as we say even though we always act like it’s fine. We go through a lot as men
“I remember in 2017 I had series of tweet that I went on to delete. It was very suicidal. Someone called me a year later and said I should go delete those tweets, I was going through a lot.
“I was overwhelmed, I was thinking too much of my career, am I doing enough, am I enough, am I with the right person, so many thoughts in my mind.
“At a point I could not take it, I felt so useless, not enough, incompetent, even though it was the contrary of what I felt, I was beating myself too much, then I started to tweet randomly and I was very close to jumping off the bridge or just taking my life. It took the grace of God for me to scale through that.
“I usually bottle up, I don’t share stuff but I learnt to become better doing that. And I just want to share a word with every man out there.
“Look it’s not easy and it’s not going to be easy, but talk to someone. Always have someone in your corner that you can talk too and open up with.
“Life is beautiful but it doesn’t guarantee that it will be smooth all the time but we need to always find a balance and choose happiness over being sad. I’ve been there, I’ve gone through it.
“Right now I still caution myself, I take life one day at a time, once I get overwhelmed I shut down. Depression, mental health are very important. We can do better. Just thought to share.”
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