Man reveals how his friends helped him battle depression

A Nigerian man and Twitter user @KaiserVirtuoso who battled depression for 6 months, took to the platform to reveal how his friends helped him overcome the set back.

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According to him, his friends whose photos he shared flew in from different countries to stage an intervention, reminding him who he is in Christ and encouraging him over FIFA games. Sharing his squad goals photos, he wrote;

I battled depression for 6 Months and these guys flew in to another country to stage an intervention, reminded me who I was in Christ and encouraged my ass over games of FIFA. A squad.

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This report is coming after Nigerian singer and Fashion entrepreneur Mo’Cheddah, shared her experience of living with depression on Instagram. Highlighting stories about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom committed suicide in the past week, Mo’Cheddah revealed that she herself has been suffering from clinical depression for over four years.

She explained that depression is an illness of the brain. The brain gets ill just as all organs do, she said. The singer encouraged people suffering from the ailment to take care for themselves and also to seek help.

It is a disorder, not a decision, she shared. Mo’Cheddah also attached names of hospitals you can visit across the country in her post.

A study of the link between depression and factors like economic outcomes, such as labour market and human capital investments, especially in heavy-conflict areas or for individuals or communities who have experienced shocks or deaths, revealed that one in every five Nigerians is depressed.

The recent study by the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD) of the World Bank, stated that there is a strong correlation between chronic depression and labour market outcomes. Symptoms of depression include a loss of energy; a change in appetite; sleeping more or less; anxiety; reduced concentration; indecisiveness; restlessness; feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness; and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

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