Wahu speaks up on her struggles with depression
27 July 2016, 17:10
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
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
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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