16th January, 2022
Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, has narrated her experience with depression and its effects on her career.
The award-winning Nigerian actress shared her ordeal during her recent interview with Media Personality, Chude Jideonwo.
The actress had earlier taken to her Instagram page to reflect on those “very dark times” in her life, where she almost gave up her fame and career because of what she was going through.
In the interview #WithChude, the “Ghost and Tout” star explained the importance of mental health.
Toyin said: “It was not easy. My manager had to get a counsellor from America to talk to me. I knew I needed therapy, but sometimes you lie to yourself even when you know that you need something.
“I lived in denial, but I knew I was depressed. I would often sit down and be sad for no reason. I would get scared even when people were around me. I would get scared when people called me for something good.
“I was not happy, and I lost weight even though I was well fed. I was very skinny. I would cry to my manager on the phone as I was always sad. I was depressed. The event happened within the past three years.”