• Kalala says she can never wish depression on anyone.
Media personality King Kalala has opened up on her battle with depression.
In an interview with Oga Obinna, Kalala who is well known for her
'I used to think depression is not real.
I thought depression is a way of your body telling you to change something, until it got me.
I did not go to work for a month.
I used to sit in the house and cry, the bed was my resting place.
Even taking a shower felt painful."
Kalala says due to the nature of her job she did not know who she could talk to
"I did not know who to talk to.
Being Kalala I do not know who is my friend and who likes the idea of being my friend.
I would not wish depression on anyone, depression is your brain bullying you.
I have been there and its is a very dark place
Social media is not real."
There are different types of depression among them
- Major depression.
- Psychotic depression.
- Antenatal and postnatal depression.
- Dysthymic disorder.
- Bipolar disorder.
- Cyclothymic disorder.
Signs of depression include
- poor concentration
- feelings of excessive guilt or low self-worth
- hopelessness about the future
- thoughts about dying or suicide
- disrupted sleep
- changes in appetite or weight
- feeling very tired or low in animation
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.