Popular Nigerian actress, Toyin Abraham, has disclosed a private party of her life on how she became depressed and resorted to smoking cigarettes.
In a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Toyin Abraham narrates how sadness and depression got the best of her at some point in her life and how her manager had to get her a counselor for help.
“At some time in my life my manager had to get me a counselor because I was depressed but lived in denial. I was not happy and very scared of life.” She narrated.
“It was that bad that I thought of swimming or jumping from the third mainland bridge and hoping someone will save me.”
“I confided in people and they used it against me, I had fear of the unknown, my thought filled with negative things.
“It was hard for me to trust people then because the people I had around me didn’t know how to keep things secret.
“I am from a Christian home but had to avoid them because I started smoking cigarettes.
“I detached myself from my family because I thought I was going to die soon and didn’t want them to miss me.”
Revealing how she had to overcome her dark times, the mother of one stated;
“I had to change everybody around me, had a different mentality to rediscover myself.
“When you’re depressed you don’t know what you’re capable of doing, Immediately I overcame all of that, I redesigned my life to be my best version.
“I got over my fears with the help of my manager and counselor. You have to go through fire to have the finest things.”