Women are celebrated everyday but during the month of August women are publicly and officially celebrated in South Africa. The 9th of August is women’s day. For this year, let us celebrate this day differently. “Of course I am a woman but I am also a human”
Millions of people are suffering from depression which is still undermine in the world generally and more particularly in Africa. I had so little knowledge on depression, why it happen? how it happen? how to help a friend who are depressed? how to know someone is depressed? No one has ever explained to me what is depression. I used to be so clueless.
I have been reading a lot and come to understand that depression is feelings of severe despondency and dejection. People suffering from depression in most of the case end up committing suicide. Depression is real, people suffering from depression need help, they are humans, they are not fools or weak , they will not get over it with a good sleep or distance prayer. No No No No. They are humans,they need help. Thinking that suffering from depression is a sing of weakness or those people want to draw your attention, it is not true, they really need help.
Recently, a brilliant young girl committed suicide. The most shocking part of it was she posted her own date of death on her social media before taking her own life after being raped earlier in the year. How many life should be lost before the matter is taken seriously? Parents teach your children about depression, children tell your parents about the matter. Check on your loved ones, you know them but what they are going through in their heads you have absolutely no idea.
“Check on your strongest friends, they might be the ones who need the most help” To all who are going through depression, you are not alone, let people around you know you are not well, if you can’t say it, let people see. Your life matter.
This is for all of you who have been through it, for you amazing and strong women who have experienced rape and all forms of abuse. Your life matter, your are not only a woman to be respected you are a human. Your life matter, you matter, you are not alone.