Mysterious death! SA celebrities who are suffering from depression open up after Nelli Tembe

Mysterious death! SA celebrities who are suffering from depression open up after Nelli Tembe

Following the death of AKA’s fiancee Anele “Nellie” Tembe, people on social media are opening about living with mental disease. Mzansi celebs have also joined during a thread on Twitter and spoken about battling mental disease. Nelli Tembe The thread was started by Dr Carolina Odman, who spoke about battling mental disease. Afro-soul singer Simphiwe Dana also commented and shared her story. From there, Mel Bala, K Naomi, Brenda Mntambo and Nina Hastie joined in too. Simphiwe said she suffers from depression and anxiety. “I am Simphiwe Dana and that i suffer from depression and anxiety. I don’t take meds for Depression as I fear it’ll affect my creativity. I do take Stresam for the anxiety,” she wrote. “Thank you for sharing. i’m Melanie Bala and I’ve suffered from depression, and post-natal depression. I take medication for my anxiety when it flares up. Let’s destigmatise,” Mel wrote. TV personality K Naomi said she acknowledged she had minor depression in 2018. “Thank you for sharing. i’m K Naomi Noinyane and in 2018 I acknowledged I had minor depression but chose to not take meds because i used to be too scared to be reliant on them. I do although still suffer from anxiety. A therapist and my supportive family are my coping mechanisms,” she wrote. Nina Hastie wrote about her experience with bipolar disorder on Sunday. She wrote a thread on Twitter about what an individual goes through and where they will get help. Afro-soul singer Brenda Mntambo also opened and said she survived on medication for anxiety for over a year. She said she’ll title her new album SANE as a reminder that she is well.

“This is an introduction to my healing process from the pain I even have endured within the past. this is often me getting up and not allowing it to consume me love it has. this is often me returning to myself as I even have forgotten who i used to be and honestly I wasn’t functioning well mentally for a few time now. this is often me pouring my heart to therapy and claiming my life again,” she wrote. “MENTAL HEALTH is real McCoy. I even have survived on chronic medication for anxiety for over a year now. i do know I even have to survive this and obtain well for myself and also my kids. i made a decision to call my upcoming album #SANE as a reminder that i’m well, that each one is well, that I can begin of this pit and live and be happy again,” wrote Brenda.

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