In the wake of Nelli Tembe’s death rumoured to be suicide due to depression, many celebrities have joined the campaign to destigmitise depression on Twitter.
They are opening up about their battles with depression and steps they are taking to fight it. Amongst them is singer Simphiwe Dana who said she suffers from both depression and anxiety.
Television personality K Naomi also shared that she found out that she has minor depression in 2018. She still suffers from anxiety and is seeing a therapist.
Newspaper journalist Gasant Abarder also came forward and said he takes medication for both depression and anxiety. Media personality Mel Bala said she has suffered from post natal depression and depression.
As one can see no one can tell that any of these celebrities suffers from depression from their public lives. Depression is indeed a silent killer.