Lady Zamar speaks out against black communities’ views on depression

Lady Zamar speaks out against black communities’ views on depression

- Lady Zamar is taking a stand against black communities’ approach to mental illness

- The singer feels that telling people to suppress their emotions and to never talk about how they are feeling is toxic to their mental health

- She as also revealed that she tried to take her own life when she was only 16-years-old

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With more and more people opening about their struggles with mental illness, Lady Zamar has come out to challenge the way things like anxiety and depression are treated in black communities.

The singer is tired of seeing both men and women of all ages being told to suppress their emotions, so she is speaking out until something is done to change that.

According to Lady Zamar, it has become taboo in black communities for people to seek out professional help to deal with mental illnesses. Most of the time they go undetected because people are too afraid to come out about how they feel.

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Briefly.co.za learned that when Lady Zamar was only 16-years-old, she attempted to take her own life but she was fortunate enough to then go on to see a therapist and to be treated for depression along with anxiety.

She revealed that to this day, the people around her tease her about her mental illness because they don’t understand what it feels like, but Lady Zamar is thankful that there are people out there who do understand.

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Since the passing of rap icon, HHP the perceptions of mental illnesses has changed slightly as more people become aware of it and it becomes easier to talk about.

HHP battled with depression and sadly, he took his own life in October.

Actress Shoki Mokgapa’s death also shocked Mzansi as many did not know that she too suffered from mental illness and later on TimesLIVE reported that she had committed suicide.

Earlier this week, Gigi Lamayne was rushed to hospital after an alleged suicide attempt. The rapper had also been very vocal about living with depression and it is suspected that she tried to overdose.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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