• It’s about time we spot this gossip and immaturity and take mental health seriously-Corazon Kwamboka

Corazon Kwamboka and Frankie Kiarie together
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Corazon Kwamboka has called out people who stigmatize and ridicule people battling depression.

The mother of two says she was recently hospitalized adding that anyone can go through depression.

Through her socials she said,

"Recently I went through a traumatic experience that saw me in hospital for a couple of days. This matter that was meant to be private somehow found its way into the blogs. I’m glad it did because now I can be open and talk about it, maybe even get more people like me to seek help."

Kwamboka says depression should be taken with some level of seriousness.

"Seeing all the comments made me realize that we (Kenyans) are still so far behind when it comes to mental health awareness. 

Would you laugh at someone who’s suffering from malaria or cancer? Would you tell them, man, up? Why then is it that depression is taken as such a joke? What is so funny about someone going through it.

Some think because someone has some money, or a family, or is beautiful and educated, they should know better than to suffer depression.

Total crap, anyone can go into depression ( they say the more intelligent you are, the more your chances of getting depressed). It’s about time we spot this gossip and immaturity and take mental health seriously."

Kwamboka has advised people to listen to others when they are going through different phases in life.

"When someone tells you they’re going through something stop automatically assuming they want sympathy or attention. Listen to them, take it seriously, you may just save a life. I’m not here for your sympathy or to get you to understand me, I’m getting professional help and I’m doing better. 

I’m here to tell you that depression is not a joke and it’s not the same as feeling sad. It’s something that affects your brain, stops you from seeing any good in your life."


"And if you’re depressed please seek help. DON’T GIVE UP. There is always 1 person who loves you unconditionally and is willing to listen to you. And if you can, seek professional help. IT WON’T ALWAYS BE DARK."

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