• Recently, DJ Bash has been a trending topic for airing out his struggles.
• Bash has promised his fans and followers that all will be well despite the challenges he is going through right now
Kenyan Disc Jockey DJ Bash has shared little-known details about his struggle with depression and contemplating suicide at some point.
In a series of posts, Bash admitted that he has not been in the right mental state for the past few months.
“Lost the fight sometimes & got suicidal but thank God for Neo, coz God knew what he was doing when he gave me a child. That boy has saved me a million times. I needed to keep my mind busy and deal with my stress! I live alone, the isolation is tough on the mind,” Bash said.
At some point, the radio DJ wanted to quit his job but opted to hang in there for the sake of his son.
He admits that he used to hide behind the music, deejaying for long hours just to escape from reality.
“I was cycling all over, red books, motivational talks on YouTube, Mum taking me for prayers. Name It, I did it all:
All this was my trying to fight for my life while entertaining you guys with minimal or zero appreciation. Wanted to quit my job but I hang in there for Neo,” the DJ explained.
Adding that; “That’s why I DJ for long hours. Am not strong am weak coz am running away from my reality with music. Even though I was live for 24 hours, I was just escaping my life. nothing to be proud of,".
He narrated his journey to recovery and all the therapies he has been through.
“And before I got to this point, I had tried everything, I went for counseling. I saw a Therapist and got to a point I was prescribed Anti-Depressants. I joined the gym,” the Homeboyz DJ Divulged.
Narrating his story, Bash confessed that he tried reaching out to friends for help but no one was there for him.
“Before I posted anything. I tried finding someone to talk, to and called a few friends but no one was welcoming. I only decided to post on social media because the phone calls were driving me crazy. My first post was an apology to the only person I had left that I could talk to,” he added.
He also sought to clarify that he is not seeking sympathy with his public outcry.
“Am not asking for sympathy from anyone. I know how to deal with my stress. Simply requesting some time to be alone. Will still fulfill all my shows, gigs, and all contractual agreements I have.
He added; "I would like to apologize to everyone family, friends, and the fans for all the harm I have caused. I admit it. I am the problem, I’ll get help. In return am also requesting, let me be alone. Please. I just need a peaceful state of mind, even if it’s for a while, not even for me. For Neo,".
The DJ is said to have parted ways with his baby mama sometime back and the relationship left him devastated.
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.