• "I have been on treatment for 30 years, and all these things that I have achieved I did do even after been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You can live a normal life even when living with a mental illness." - Racheal Shebesh

Rachel Shebesh
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Ex Nairobi women representative has shared how she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 22.

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

Racheal says her husband Frank noticed something was off and suggested she sees a doctor.

Speaking during an interview on Churchill, the outspoken politician shared:

"Mental illness can be hereditary or can be triggered by life events.

My bipolar disorder makes me manic, I am very talkative and very active.

It also makes me depressed. My depression does not come as often as my maniac.

When my depression hits it's very extreme to the extent I feel I have no hope in life.

You live with mental illness your entire life, you just manage it.

I have been able to deal with my mental illness since I was 22."

Adding:

"My husband noticed there was a problem and I sought the help of a psychiatrist.

I have been on treatment for 30 years, and all these things that I have achieved I did do even after been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

You can live a normal life even when living with a mental illness.

Mental Illness only magnifies when you don't take care of it. That is why you hear people saying mtu wamechizi."

Her advise,

'Care about what people next to you are feeling.

Depression, suicide, domestic squabbles are mental illnesses and you can always seek medical attention."

 

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