Real House helps of Kawangware actor Chrisantus Nyachio popularly known as Nyambegea or Don Nyachio, has opened up on battling depression to the point of contemplating suicide, joining several celebrities who have shared battling mental health in the recent past.
The actor/ comedian took to Instagram on Monday, January 4, 2021, where he alluded to being affected by media and public pressure.
Nyachio revealed that he became withdrawn and exhibited symptoms of depression.
According to the vlogger, despite being around people close to him who thought he was doing very well in life, he felt depressed and withdrawn.
He added that he was contemplating suicide at some point, but luckily he never got the chance to do it.
“I could think of eating first before going through with the thoughts but always changed my mind after I was full,” he said.
The Kenyatta University alumni advised other victims of depression to speak up and share their stories rather than bottling such feelings that would haunt them later in life.
To everyone battling mental health, Nyachio reminded them that they are not alone as many Kenyans are going through the same, urging them to come out and open up though it’s very hard to do that.
Over the past two years, several celebrities have raised awareness about depression, which has been associated with several artists’ death.
In October last year, Daniel Ndambuki(Churchill) advised comedians to save, invest, and use social media platforms to build their careers instead of bragging and to share their personal details of their lives.
Medics and psychologists advise mental health patients to seek treatment and guidance and avoid triggers such as alcohol and drugs, which tend to compound the issue and offer false hope.
Many Kenyans are also struggling with stress and depression due to the tough economic times due to the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the country in March 2020.