Hip hop legend Lil Wayne reveals childhood suicide attempt at 12 years

 

The 38-year-old rapper revealed in a new interview that he struggled with his mental health and more so when his mother told him to drop rapping when he was 12.

He was so upset by this he skipped school to come back home and kill himself using his mothers gun.

“When you have no one to vent to, no one to get this out to, you can’t bring it to your friends at school because you’re still trying to be cool to them,”

Lil Wayne revealed to Emmanuel Acho on Sunday’s episode of “Uncomfortable Conversations,” adding, “You’re not tryna let them know, ‘I got something going on at home.’”

 

 

Wayne said he called the police then went into his mother’s bedroom to get her gun. He held the gun to his head but got scared and instead decided to shoot himself in the chest, aiming for his heart.

“I didn’t feel a thing,” he recalled.

Fortunately he didn’t succeed but this served as an eye opener for his family about his mental health..

“The mom that I knew before that day … I have never met or seen or heard that lady again in my life”

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Ali kiba’s alleged side chick spent five million on anger management

 

 

Diva the Bawse who in 2020, admitted to have been in a low key relationship with Alikiba for over a decade has opened up about her anger issues.

In an interview, Diva was asked how she has been dealing with anger and outbursts.

“unajua mimi nilfanya therapy ha hasira ,unajua mimi nina hasira, sana yani sitakangi kuongelewa and nime spend aidi ya milion tano kufanya therapy ya hasira coz at soem point nilikuwa na hasira to the pint nikahisi  hnika hisi nina bi polar”

She claimed that she is better at dealing with situations

“saa hiz naongea hivi ninweza ji control yani saa hizi mtu angejuta, yani mpaka nime calm down sina hasira yani saa hizi naongea hivi naongea hivi nina uwezo wa kujicontrol”

But she also pointed out that people should not test her patience owing to having undergone therapy

“sitaki mazoea na watoto kwasabanyu mimi tuot be where i am i worked so hard to be where i am as a brand”

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Diva confessed her affair with the married Ali Kiba as his side chick, resulting in a back and forth when she dropped their messages to prove it.

“Me and Ally came along way since his return in the music world and yes both as friends and Low-key lovers kwa muda mrefu sana. I have evidence to prove ndio maana Killy alikuwa ananiita mama na wengime wote. Since naona sasa story za aajabu zinazidi maybe should be open so we end this drama ambayo mnatengeneza. Everyone huko Tabataa knows, but with respect sijawahi hata onyesha anything. So this is more like drama za Mahusiono and someone is truly hurt. Sababu tu a woman made a decision to move on, si sawa at all everyone has the right to move on and I’m sorry I hurt your feelings but it is what it is … niliamua kuji distance kwa zababu zangu and take a break ndo maana huwa sifuti messages and evidence sababu ya vitu kama hizi. By the way I ended up kila kitu 16/2/2020 and I told Ali and he has evidence as well,”

 

 

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Possible reasons men don’t speak about depression and mental health

The growing burden of depression and mental health lies with men according to figures that tell 432 people died from suicide, mostly men.

The figures also say that Kenya is fourth in Africa and ninth in the world with leading cases of mental health.

On the Wednesday morning conversation July 28th, the depression statistics was the focus of attention. Maina heard from men that there are reasons they don’t open up.

One man said it is embarrassing for men to talk about it.Mental-Health-Issues-May-Be-Caused-by-Internet-Addiction-1024x681

Men also said women were the cause of their depression and so it wouldn’t make sense to talk to their spouse.

Another said he would rather die with his state than tell anyone, including his buddies for fear of being ridiculed. He said “I don’t have anybody to talk to coz I can’t talk to another man coz he has the same as me, and if I talk to a female it emerges that I am cheating, so what do I do? uanabaki na shida zako”

Another responded on Classic Twitter handle saying “men have no one to talk to, we don’t have a support system and the solution is to sit at the bar tukikunywa balozi”

A similar thought was expressed “we cannot talk to our wives about depression, they see us like failures if we talk

And lastly another said “men ego can’t allow them to tell a woman, we can’t air your trouble to another man because they will say huyo hana pesa”

Dear Classic 105 fam, how can we all play a part to end stigma and tackle mental health issues?

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When is the last time you asked your husband if he is ok? Maina asks wives

 

On the Wednesday morning conversation July 28th, the depression statistics in Kenya indicated a serious challenge families are coping with.

Maina cited figures that said Kenya is fourth in Africa with mental health issues and ninth in the world.

“There have been 438 suicide cases in the last three months a majority of them in men. Ladies you have been accused that you are not talking to your men yet you have your own support system that you go to to talk about everything. But where is the support system for your men?”

Co host Mwalimu King’ang’i said that it is impossible to talk to wives so Maina suggested men try their buddies, something that King’ang’i brushed off as embarrassing.

 

“How do you tell your wife and she is the one who has brought this pressure? hawa ndio huleta hiyo pressure 99 per cent of the time. Kwanza during corona wakati ilishika, expectation zilikua zile zile, mnakaa kwa nyumba kama kuku mkiangaliana, wewe unajua hizo stories zinaishangaa, you think peopel talk all the time in marriage, she knows your jokes and everything there is nothing to know and talk about” mwalimu said

When is the last time you asked your husband are you okay? Maina posed to women.

 

 

Ladies can you tell that your man is depressed?

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Where you can find help for mental health, Rachel Shebesh tells Maina

 

CAS Rachel Shebesh spoke to Maina Kageni on Wednesday July 28, where she opened up about her battle with depression describing it as a silent epidemic.

The politician turned 50 years, and while on air on Classic 105 told Maina that it is at a crisis level that has implications on society.

I have suffered from bipolar for a long time, running my life without me having any control over it, and in the process, I became very depressed.

Shebesh is vocal about it on her Facebook page that Kenyans who battle the condition have no support systems.

I’m very happy for this topic on Classic we have to kill stigma around mental health and reasons people don’t come out is because people are called all sorts of names when they come out

mental health is a disease like any other and it has medication to live a normal life.

I live with bi polar disorder, it’ a mental illness that has mood swings that can go to extremes.

She said efforts are being made to put in place access to treatment and psychosocial support citing the work of Dk Frank Njenga, the leading psychiatrist.

I was in depression for a year and a half and your life stops because you are alive but you are dead at the same time, it affects your community and your work, and please when people speak don’t shame them ask with love how are you doing. the question how are you doing is very important because we  don’t ask each other these days ask someone uko aje? 

Lets kill the stigma so those around us are free to speak. Dk Frank Njenga is the presidential adviser on mental health, in our level five hospitals, we have made sure there is at least a psychiatrist, while in public service, we have a mental health unit for civil servants to get help. In the private sector, it will be very important for companies to put somebody people can got to. I know people think it’s jut a story

It’s very expensive to see a psychiatrist and mathari has been stigmatized but I challenge you to go and see facilities that are there.

Shebesh told Maina and Kingangi that when public figures open up about their own mental health struggles, it can help break down stigma, spark important discussions, and even inspire people to seek treatment.

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Celebrities who have spoken out about living with bipolar disorder

Many celebrities have been outspoken out about their struggles with bi polar condition

1. Dennis Ombachi
The Rugby player recently confessed in a long post that he suffers from bi polar and most of his life people have not known.

On May 30th he wrote

“what many people don’t know is that in am medically diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Many years I have struggled with this & depression. I would usually disappear from social media & occasionally miss flights when I had made the team. For those who don’t know Bi-Polar disorder means my moods can swing from elation to depression without warning, however, as long as I take my medication, I’m usually good.

This has taken a toll on my family life over the years and I am thankful for the support I have received. What my coaches and team mates didn’t know was how much pain I was in. For those who don’t know Bi-Polar disorder means my moods can swing from elation to depression without warning, however, as long as I take my medication, I’m usually good. This has taken a toll on my family life over the years and I am thankful for the support I have received. When I say family, Include the friends who have stuck by me and walked with me through the darkness all these years.

You may ask why I am saying this on Sunday morning, the answer is simple. Mental Health is affecting so many people but no one will come forward and talk about it because it’s considered taboo in our culture. For me, let me be the one.

Many athletes and many ordinary people are facing this daily and they need help and understanding.
If we talk about this more, then more people will no longer suffer in silence, the way I have all these years. I don’t need pity, I just want us to be more open to seeking professional help when we need it.

I have had spells with therapists, psychiatrist and spent time at Mental Health wellness centres. Again, thank Goodness for my friends who became family. They too can sigh with relief and now answer truthfully when people ask them “

2, Rachel Shebesh

Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh said early 01 that she has been battling bipolar disorder and depression.

Speaking about mental health, she said bipolar controlled her life and, in the process, she fell into depression.

“I have suffered from bipolar for a long time, running my life without me having any control over it, and in the process, I became very depressed,” she said in a video shared on social media.

Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1176245459500115

“I’m talking about this because there could be someone here sitting and wondering what we are all doing here. It’s not that something is wrong with you, you could be going through depression and depression is treatable and it has medication.”

3. Saumu Mbuvi

We found out about her health when she had marital disputes with her lover, a Senator.

Saumu told that she ended her relationship with Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, citing domestic violence.

“These are the things he did to me. He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.” She wrote on Instagram.

The Senator in an interview with Word Is alleged Saumu has a disorder.

“She has a mental psychiatric problem called bipolar. That’s why we never stayed together. She breaks things, shouts and loses memory for even a week. Imagine, and all the Kenyans and media houses don’t know. I always hide this from people.”

Saumu confirmed she has bipolar on her Instagram stories, where she was interacting with fans. “I’m okay being bipolar, it’s actually just a plus. Makes me super perfect, I don’t entertain fakeness.”

4. Kanye West

At 39 years, Kanye was diagnosed with bi polar and referred to it as a superpower. In 2019, Kanye told a radio host during the listening party for his album YE, that “I have never been diagnosed until I was 39. But like I said on the album it is not a disability, it’s a superpower”

5. Mariah Carey

The music legend in an interview with People magazine  in 2018 revealed her condition saying. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she said of dealing with the variant bipolar II disorder. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.” She added that she was on medication.

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Lady Gaga opens up to Oprah about being raped at 19 by music producer

 

Lady Gagha had a mental breakdown after a sexual assault left her pregnant at 19 years.

Gaga spoke about the sexual assault in Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey’s docuseries “The Me You Can’t See,” released on Apple TV+ Friday.

“I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business. A producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off,'” she began. “I said, ‘No,’ and I left.”

Lady Gaga said the music producer repeatedly asked her to take her clothes off and that when she refused to comply, she said he threatened to “burn” all of her music.

The 35 year old singer has no plans to reveal the identity of the music producer, saying she does not “ever want to face” him again.

“They didn’t stop — they didn’t stop asking me. I just froze and I just — I don’t even remember,  I do not ever want to face that person again” she told Oprah.

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Big Sean reveals he contemplated suicide several times

 

American rapper Big Sean on multiple occasions put a gun to his head, over being stressed out and not being happy with life.

He discussed his personal mental health struggles during an interview on Michael Eric Dyson’s Facebook Watch show,“One Question, One Mike,”

Sean admitted to ignoring his mental health to achieve his career goals.

“Those are the stigmas that have been placed on us growing up. If you a man and you not working hard, it’s like, ‘Ah you getting soft.’ So that was always in the back of my head, so I’m working exhausting myself for years and years and years. I couldn’t get through the day without feeling terrible.”

At one point, Sean’s mental health got so bad, he said he considered taking his own life. “I was sure contemplating suicide a lot of times, you know, having guns in my hands and just really feeling it for real…even planning it out to the point where like, ‘Hey, if I do kill myself at least my family will get this amount of money,’” he explained. “Because I just was stressed out and not happy. I realized that I need to stop everything I’m doing and figure this out or I’ma self-destruct.”

He continued, “I took the time off, canceled everything I was doing, sought therapy, connected with God more, spiritually grounded myself and put myself first as a priority for the first time ever.”

 


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“It gets lonely and sad” Mary J Blige shares about coping with holidays

 

Singer Mary J Blige was interviewed on Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook Watch series “Place of Peace” on Thursday, Dec. 24, and admitted that although the holidays are challenging, there is a silver lining that is not repeatign the same mistakes, referencign her failed marriage.

“It gets lonely and it gets sad, but I just gotta thug this out until something excellent comes along,” Blige said. “I don’t know when that’s gonna happen. But I’d rather be [by] myself than to keep making the same mistakes over and over again.”

Blige went on to explain how she is coping with it saying she isn’t depriving herself of anything and is living her best life.

“I’m going to be patient and sift through this thing, and love on me right now. I’m not gonna deprive myself of living. I’m not gonna deprive myself of romance if it ever shows up.”

The video interview was shared on December 28

 

The “No More Drama” hitmaker separated from her former music manager, Kendu Isaacs, in July 2016 after nearly 13 years of marriage, and they finalized their nasty divorce battle in 2018.

Blige has yet to find love again, but she is determined to wait it out until she finds the ideal partner worthy of her time and effort.

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Mental Health: Keri Hilson reveals battle with depression

 

In a sit down on Thursday October 10, singer songwriter Keri Hilson revealed she fought a battle with depression for seven years.

October 10th marks World Mental Health day and the US singer joined hundreds to speak out about the condition that continues to affect millions of families.

She shared her struggle saying she went on a music hiatus in those seven years to deal with the challenge.

Former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams checks into a mental health facility for depression

A year ago she disclosed on youtube that

 I was bearing the weight of some personal and professional mistakes and they just weighed so so so heavy on my spirit, and I was just not myself,

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I was at the pinnacle, you know? I was severely unhappy and then add to that, this is when I decide to jump out of an eleven-year relationship. Bad decision, bad timing,” Keri added.

Keri also took to Instagram to post an emotional yet encouraging message to her fans and followers:

Today is World Mental Health Day. I opened up about my battle with severe depression in January 2018 & continue to do work with @silencetheshame, @kerihilsonfoundation, & other organizations I’m compelled to lend my story for awareness & healing. I endured a lot of trying years, but like the last slide, I’m smiling BIG now (inside too). I am proud to say that although I still have healthy stresses to manage, I AM HEALED, and I did so without medication. 💊

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If you’re like me, you’ve encountered your own set of circumstances or traumatic events that lead you down a dark road. I’m here to tell you—you don’t have to succumb to a life of darkness. There is a way out. I’m writing a book on overcoming depression for you, and I hope it helps you and many others. ☀️ 🦋

 

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6 important ways to know you are falling into depression

May is the Mental Awareness Month.

 

A study by WHO ranked Kenyans as the 6th most depressed people in Africa.

The study suggested that men were more affected by this condition than women.

In regards to mental health, we have highlighted 6 ways you might know that you are falling into depression:

1. Lack of Appetite and weight changes

When someone is falling into depression, lack of appetite and slowly losing weight is a trigger that may result from mental health.

Loss of appetite and weight changes could be from very many factors but when it comes to mental health, you may find that it’s simply because you are stressed or just don’t want to eat at all.

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2. Feeling of guilt and self hate

“I hate myself” is a sadly common voice that people struggle with.

This inner voice is especially very active when one has had self doubt and hopelessness over a situation and it tends to lead to all the negative voices that weigh down your positive progress.

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3. Hopelessness 

People who are falling into depression tend to feel hopeless and have self doubt.

This distorts their minds to be one that they do not believe in themselves  and rather one that they are always doubting what they do.

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4. Lack or concentration

Excessive tiredness that results from signs of depression can cause a lack of concentration that continues for an extended period of time.

Stress and anxiety can also be part of the equation. Stress and anxiety could result to anything that is happening or what they feel could happen in future.

 

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5. Fatigue and body pains 

Feeling of body fatigue and body pains is one of the ways that one knows that they are falling into some sort of mental problem.

This may happen even after sleeping for 24 hours and even after so much rest, you still wake up tired.

Stress could also trigger fatigue and pains, this is because when one is stressed for a long duration of time, their bodies get worn out from all the weight of the stress.

 

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6. Withdrawing from close family and friends

What happens to a depressed person is that they start to withdraw from everything and everyone.

This may include intimate partner, children, parents, siblings or other household members.

When this happens it does not mean that they are doing well or avoiding you, it means they just need help and they need it from you

 

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