Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is a persistent problem, not a passing one, lasting on average 6 to 8 months.
‘Jamb Question’ singer, Simi has expressed her thoughts on the wave of depression saying it is ‘scary and sad’.
Simi was responding to a question concerning her opinion regarding the rate of depression cases in the country.
The award winning entertainer noted that depression thrives on a strong desire to get people’s validation. Simi stated further that that the fear of failure is also 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 wrote.
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. https://t.co/JXjC6mCbQ0
— Simi (@SympLySimi) June 9, 2019
TheNewsGuru recalls that back in March, Segun, a candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), attempted to commit suicide via a live stream on social media.
Cases of celebrities battling with depression are not unlikely in Nigeria as it is in other parts of the world. In fact, in recent times, many cases have been recorded in the Nigerian entertainment industry, with music artistes mostly the victims. In the likely scenario, it is not uncommon to see such depressive mood, often expressed via suicide notes to associates or posts on social media.