Beautiful Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi known for interpreting her roles perfectly has spoken about her battle with mental health.
Luckily for Kemi, she had great people around her.
The actress said she started struggling with her mental health after she was diagnosed with lupus.
To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, the 44-year-old took to Instagram to share a photo of herself receiving treatment at a hospital in the United States of America. She then spoke about how she got out of it and encouraged others to adapt fast to any situation they cannot change.
She wrote: “#Mentalhealth is real. Stop messing with people emotions by your actions or words. had mental break down when I got diagnosed with lupus. I everything I was going through, not having the strength to do the thingsI love the most made me wallowed in self pity.
“I never really showed my loved ones the peak of my breakdown. At some point did considered harming myself severally, I heard voices to mention a few. I’m lucky to have great people around me who showed me genuine love which really helped my healing so fast and I am grateful for still breathing compared to those who are dead. Then I made myself a promise that I was going to stop dwelling on something cannot change.
“Then started getting out of my head by accepting the new me.The way people move on from event will let you understand how life works! Every man with his problems” This is to encourage anyone going through something causing them mental breakdown. PLS GET UP AND EMBRACE THE SITUATION BELIEVING IT WILL TURN AROUND FOR YOUR GOOD” your breakthrough is near, start by being grateful you’re still alive.”