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Wahu speaks up on her struggles with depression

27 July 2016, 17:10 Eugene Odang

Nairobi - Depression is a condition that affects the youth in Kenya in such a big way, yet it still remains unchecked despite mental health practitioners raising their voices over its dangers.

It has caused people to lose hope in life and eventually take their lives, leaving behind broken families.

Veteran singer Wahu has in a post on social media this week spoken up on the matter, revealing her dark past with depression.

In the post she tells fans and friends about how when she was 19 she struggled with depression, getting suicidal thoughts and knowing she would not make it past the age of 25.

She reflects on her past, thanking God for all the love in her life through her family, friends and fans and looking back at her long successful career as an artist, which would never have been if she had lost her battle with depression. She encourages people to not focus too much on the negatives but on a brighter future. The post read “When I was 19, I suffered from depression. I thought my life was meaningless.

I thought I was such a failure and a massive disappointment to my parents. I wanted to do myself (and the world) a Favor and just die. I remember walking past my dad’s medicine cabinet and just thinking how easy it would be to just "end this".

I remember thinking that I would never live to celebrate my 25th birthday, and if I did, I'd be nuts. Like literally a Mathare case. Looking back now all I can say is the devil is a liar!! Look at ALL what he didn't want me to enjoy! A career that I love, a family I adore, and an opportunity to encourage so so many young people. Don't believe the -ve whispers that sink you into depression. Don't believe them at all.

You have to know that your future is absolutely bright. And the bigger your struggle appears to be, the greater your future is.

So give thanks even in times of hardship because success and happiness is just around the corner.

I love you all, and wish you all the very best that life has to offer.á

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