Ex-housemate of Big Brother Naija show, Kayvee, celebrated World Mental Health Awareness Day by emphasizing his personal struggles.
It will be recalled that Kayvee voluntarily exited the BBNaija show following an emotional breakdown resulting from his mental health.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate World Mental Health Awareness Day, Kayvee penned a lengthy note on the pain he went through after leaving the show.
“Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day!!! As someone with a lived experience, I know how vital mental wellbeing is and how easy it is to be labeled, judged, and seen through the lens of one’s mental health condition, especially as a public figure.
“It hurt to read negative comments about my experience, but I then realized that the real problem is people’s limited knowledge about mental health. Mental health is simply how a person is faring with their psychological and emotional well-being.
@Kayvee |Photo Credit: INSTAGRAM
"The Big Brother Naija show was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one I will always be grateful for. Although I intended to go far, when I noticed something wasn’t right with my emotional well-being, I did the best thing for myself by seeking help. I chose my well-being.
“World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about the importance of mental health, recognize the signs, triggers, and getting help. Never be afraid to seek help. #FreeYourMind
“Recovering was easier because I had my support network around me— family, friends, KayVee FC, and well-wishers who uplifted me with their words.
“This World Mental Health Day, I ask that we educate ourselves on mental health conditions and support those living with them. I hope to continue to use my voice for social advocacy.
“With all my love, Kayvee,” he wrote.
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