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‘It’s scary and sad,’ Singer Simi speaks on cause of rising wave of depression, suicide

Simi reveals how a police officer once pulled a gun at her and friends for simply laughing

Sensational songstress Simisola better known in music circles as Simi has weighed-in on the growing wave of depression, especially among youths.

The singer who recently got married to popular musician Adekunle Gold said on social media that the situation is simply “scary and sad” when she opened up on her thoughts about depression.

Replying a fan on twitter who asked her what her thoughts were on the rising trend of depression in recent times, Simi responded by saying the struggles to keep up and fear of failure among other things were responsible for depression.

“It’s scary and sad. Especially for young men. The struggle to keep up. The fear of failure. The desperate desire for validation. Very scary. I hope that we can let people know it’s ok to share and lean on someone when things get too heavy,” Simi tweeted in response.

Recall last year that another singer Waje revealed her journey through depression and how she was able to defeated it.

The singer revealed how she went through depression a few years ago and was able to overcome it in a lengthy interview back then.

She said; “The thing is, many times when people talk about depression, I always come from the angle where there is a difference between depression and anger. A depressed person does not even know that they are depressed, they will give every reason to think that they are not in that place. When you are depressed, you don’t want to eat, you don’t want to go out, your life stops literally.

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“I have come to realise that being someone in the limelight, you have to guard your territory, I have been in that space where… I wouldn’t say mine was depression, mine was anger management, it was a kind of depression but the only way I could express myself was through anger.

“I remember that time, that was the year we got signed as Glo ambassadors so actually my career was doing really good. I just released my album, I was nominated in four categories in World Music Awards every year, money dey come. But I had anger issues, why because I just didn’t see myself the way I wanted to see myself. I saw myself through everybody’s eye. I would look at you and whatever you tell me about me is what I would accept.

“I remember one time I was so angry, I didn’t want to break my because na me pay for the tv, I broke my phone, can you imagine holding a phone and bending it like literally bending it, you can imagine the rage for being able to break a phone.

“I have come to realise that you have to guard yourself, you have to understand what is going on around you. You are in the limelight, there is Waje and there is Ebele, Waje is now, we are having this interview, Ebele is when I enter my house, don’t come and tell me anything that is happening in social media and add to a headache that I already have. The only thing a depressed person needs is your time and love, not your judgment, not telling the person that he has to pray and trust God. Trust me the person knew about that before they went into that state,” Waje added.

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