Actress Eniola Badmus has revealed why people do not open up about depression, revealing how she was mocked after telling her friends about her mental health.
She said in a Snapchat post that she despises people's attitude when they hear about someone dying from depression and other mental health issues.
Badmus recalled opening up to a friend who was supposed to be assisting her with some work, but things weren't going her friend's way.
The actress claims that she was mocked and gossiped about by her friends who claimed that she was using her mental health as an excuse and didn't care about what she was going through.
"Hate the pretentiousness of people when they hear about death from depression and mental health-related issues.
"Suddenly they start to care and be sympathetic. Woe betides most people that do that.
"I remember speaking in confidence to a friend whose friend was supposedly helping me with some kind of work and things weren’t going her friend’s way.
"Her friend had said to me I was using my mental health as an excuse and said to me she doesn’t care what I was going through.
She had even gossiped about all I told her in confidence with her other friends
and they mocked me for it.
"Which was fine and that’s why people don’t speak about mental health struggles and seeking therapy and that type of slot.
"They think you deserve it because you must have done something wrong at some point in your life! Y’all is gross as slot!
"The moral lesson is people don’t care about your life struggles till you die. They’ll rather see you dead than help you as needed.
"For everyone struggling with mental health illness. You’re not alone and you will be fine.
"Keep getting better and don’t let the stigmatization of mindless and empty-headed people stop you from seeking help when you need it.
"Someone will be courageous enough to stand by you", she wrote.
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