Ever since popular Nigerian song writer and singer, Harrysong, gave suicidal hint in a post on Instagram, lost of Nigerian celebrities have been showing concern and writing him. The latest being media personality Betty Irabor, who took her time to write an inspiring message to Harrysong.
Betty Irabor took to her Instagram page on Sunday, September 9, 2018, where she penned quite a long note encouraging Harrysong and any other person going through depression.
She advised the singer to not only go for therapy, but he should take time to pray like his life depended on it.
“Dear @iamharrysong (And To others whom it may concern) I don’t know you but I know of you. I became curious about you after a post suggesting that you may be going through depression! Since my own bout, I have learnt that many are very ignorant about this mental health issue and show very little empathy for the sufferer.
I am happy you have taken that bold step to open up and seek therapy . Even with therapy, there will be many off days but you must commit to getting better (appreciating how far you have come, celebrating little and major successes and milestones, avoiding negative vibes, find a safe place, don’t overanalyze your current situation; it’s temporary, embrace Talk therapy and not depend solely on antidepressants, pray as if your life depends on it.. it actually does!
“Never forget that thoughts become things; own your positive thoughts, change your negative mindset, choose your perspectives carefully.) The journey to recovery may be frustrating and there could be a relapse but you’re gonna be just fine because the hand of trauma may be long, the good news is that it can be BROKEN. Give your self time to mend and don’t rush the process! Blessings! #dusttodew #depression #mentalhealth #empathy #nonegativevibes.” she concluded.
Betty Irabor is the author of the book ‘Dust to Dew’ which centers on her journey through depression. Until the release of the book, not too many knew that the publisher and socialite had gone through what is seen in this part of the world as a ‘foreign ailment.’