I was depressed, wrecked, and completely lost-Jovial admits

Jovial opens up about her tough depression battle in recent social media post

• Jovial has become the latest celeb to share her story about the mental illness she was going through.

• In her message, Jovial was positive and encouraged Kenyans battling depression.

Jovial smiling
Image: Instagram

Yesterday, Jovial opened up about her struggles with mental health, with the musician revealing this information on her Instastories.

She started out by explaining that recently she has been at peace and is a happy soul. She added that that was in contrast to the way she had felt at the end of last year and the start of this year.

She went on to explain that she had gone through a tough time that no one knew about. 

"Mwisho na mwanzo wa mwaka huu I went through a lot! I was depressed, wrecked and completely lost but no one knew about it!"

The 'Mi Amor' singer noted that people on social media act o.k yet everyone is fighting their own inner demons.

"On social media everyone is happy that’s what we are supposed to portray but deep down inside slowly dying."

Jovial then reiterated that a mental illness like depression was real. However, she had some motivational words for her fans telling them that every circumstance in life had an end.

"Depression is real! But one thing you need to know is kila chenye mwanzo hakikosi mwisho! Hata upitie changamoto ya aina gani itapita tu!"

She finished the message by praying that her sentiment could help someone out there and encouraged people to hold on as "Tomorrow is a new day."

Jovial recently made headlines after she performed at Rashid Abdalla's 40th birthday celebration. The reason for this was her 'dance' with Rashid which was promptly interrupted by his swooning wife, Lulu, who came in between the two.

Some Kenyans attacked Jovial saying she was in the wrong for trying to dance with a married man, while others felt that Lulu had gone overboard and that Jovial's dance was totally harmful and was part of the performance.

Others saw it for what it was; a playful stunt by Lulu with no ill-will towards Jovial. The Citizen TV news anchor proved this when she promoted Jovial to Kenyans by asking them to book her for their bashes and parties.

Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

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