Today's big read on The Star Newspaper has awakened some deep emotions in Kamene.
The story has taken her back to the days she really battled with depression back in 2010. Opening up to Jalang'o, she said family issues weighed her down.
Luckily she had the support of her mother.
"I got diagnosed with depression in 2010 and it was a lot of issues you know. My upbringing wasn't as easy as people think it was. There were a lot of things we struggled through and they do weigh down on your soul I kid you not. And it is something I still struggle with on and off up to date.
The biggest encouraging factor for me was that my mother could understand but I could not confide in my father because he was like 'you must be out of your mind' but it is something my mum understood. She helped me walk through t and get medication because it is like any other sickness like the flu and you need medication."
It was so bad that she found pleasure in self-infliction.
"Mine was bad man. I used to cut myself. I still have scars on my hand from the cuts because my depression led me to self-mutilation. "
Kamene mentioned that it may take a while to realize that you need to get out of that situation and it is okay. Be encouraged that these situations come and go.
"But here I am today, up and down good days bad days you just weather the storm." She concluded
If you are battling depression and do not know what to do, speak to someone. As Kamene said, a problem shared is a problem half solved.