‘My friends mocked and gossiped about me when I opened up on suffering mental health’ Actress Eniola Badmus
Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has revealed why people do not open up about suffering depression as she speaks on being mocked after telling her friends about her mental health.
In a post shared on Snapchat, Eniola Badmus said she hates people’s pretentious nature when they hear about the death from depression and mental health-related issues.
Eniola Badmus recalled how she opened up to a friend who was supposedly helping her with some work, but things weren’t going her friend’s way.
According to Eniola Badmus, she was mocked and gossiped about as her friends claimed that she was using her mental health as an excuse and didn’t care about what she was undergoing.
Eniola Badmus added that people don’t care about the life struggles of others till they die as they would rather see them dead than render any help.
In her words: Hate the pretentiousness of people when they hear about death from depression and mental health-related issues. Suddenly they start to care and be sympathetic. Woe betides most people that do that. I remember speaking in confidence to a friend whose friend was supposedly helping me with some kind of work and things weren’t going her friend’s way.
Her friend had said to me I was using my mental health as an excuse and said to me she don’t care what I was going through. She had even gossiped about all I told her in confidence with her other friends
and they mocked me for it. Which was fine and really that’s why people don’t speak about mental health struggles and seeking therapy and that typa slot.
They think you deserve it because you must have done something wrong at some point in your life! Y’all is gross as slot! Moral lesson is people don’t care about your life struggles till you die. They’ll rather see you dead than help you as needed. For everyone struggling with mental health illness. You’re not alone and you will be fine.
Keep getting better and don’t let the stigmatization of mindless and empty-headed people stop you from seeking help when you need it. Someone will be courageous enough to stand by you.