Irabor Opens Up About Her Mental Health Journey

“When I was battling depression & lost weight, many thought I was on a death diet & hounded me till I was ashamed to go out.

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 Betty Irabor Opens Up About Her Mental Health Journey-SurgeZirc ng
Betty Irabor/Photo file: Twitter

A Nigerian Columnist, Betty Irabor has finally opened up about her mental health journey in a post on her Twitter account on Tuesday.

Irabor, who is a writer, publisher, and founder of Genevieve magazine, took it to twitter to share that she was diagnosed with depression for eight years which made her lose so much weight. The 63-year-old author also stated that she had once attempted suicide during one of her episodes.

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“My battle with depression lasted 8 years. I have been out of that dark hole for some 5 years now & I wrote a book on my experience. I am fantastic thanks to my family especially hubby, God & my therapist. There’s a lot of self-effort required on the journey to recovery,” she said.

 

The writer added that “When I was battling depression & lost weight, many thought I was on a death diet & hounded me till I was ashamed to go out. A News Daily called me Anorexic. I got labeled “Snobbish” cos I lost every ability to socialize…..Hmm Things are never what they seem. Let’s be guided,” stated Irabo.

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Meanwhile, earlier she condemned people who have never experienced the condition to never be too quick to judge the victims. Irabo further added: “At the time I attempted suicide, I was sick and in pain.

“There was a volcano somewhere inside of me that needed to erupt and suicide seemed like an option to avoid the eruption. Don’t trivialize anyone’s pain. It’s not physical; you can’t see it.”

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