Yesterday, we were all shocked after receiving news that CNN’s Anthony Bourdain is no more. It is reported that Anthony, who was also a chef and an author, was found dead, following a suspected suicide.
Other reports state that the 61 year old was suffering from depression.
People out here are depressed but prefer not to talk about it and end up taking their own lives.
Gospel singer Kambua took to social media to share her two cents about depression, stating that we should all acknowledge that mental illness is a serious condition that needs treatment just like any condition.
She said, “Let me tell you: #Depression is REAL. As real as the air you breathe. I don’t know how many more people we need to lose to suicide in order for us to acknowledge that mental illness is a serious condition that needs treatment like the flu, or cancer… So many of us are fronting while dying a little every day. Too afraid to ask for help because people will talk, judge, or dismiss you. “It’s all in your head”, they say. Well YES it is in the head & heart. A brokeness in the mind, that can be fixed if we allow people to seek help. Someone earlier argued that therapy is expensive- I hear you. But getting help is not limited to sitting with a therapist. It could be a friend, a family member, a colleague… but the moment we make it seem as though there are no options is the very moment we take a plunge. Look, I’ve sometimes called a friend, or my mom and simply said, “I’m losing the plot”. And they’ve come to my aid. We all need help from time to time. Life can get so hard, but you don’t have to go at it alone. I know of FREE helplines if you want to talk to somebody. Also, if you’re reading this and you’re on the verge of giving up, please don’t give up. Please don’t give up. Please. Don’t give up. 🖤🌸 #2018.”