- Somizi Mhlongo took to Instagram to share with his fans that he still struggles with anxiety even though life is going well
- The TV personality has fame, fortune, family and love and he opened up about how depression and anxiety steal those joys
- Somizi used his platform to make others feel less alone and ensure his followers that everyone goes through dark times
Somizi took to social media to chat openly with his fans and followers about his struggles with depression and anxiety. The SA star spoke about his own difficulties in battling with his mental health even in times when everything goes well for him.
Somizi mentioned how, despite all aspects of his life being in a good place at the moment, the dark and anxious thoughts still creep into his mind and steal joy. In the video he mentioned how he had woken up feeling down that very morning after starting his day on a bad note.
The TV personality also said that lately his mind had been plagued by anxious thoughts. He said that even though his family, marriage and career were all in positive places, that he still feels "scared of what might go wrong".
Somizi said in the video that he didn't realise anxiety could be a disorder and that he opened up to a colleague about feeling scared and anxious "all the time".
He also mentioned that no matter what seems to be going right in someone's life, nobody has it all together:
"Even the happiest they don't got it all together, I don't have it all together, I go through fears, anxiety and depression."
Some supportive followers chimed in:
@lulama.malangeni: "It is okay not to be okay, forcing positivity can be toxic, allow yourself to feel."
@marthatlale: "I teared up. We all have a tolerance level for what life throws at us. And what empties my happy bucket may seem trivial to the next person. But we really all have our “things”. And it’s okay. A day at a time"
Most of the comments contained words of support and messages of people sharing their own experiences of their mental health journey. Somizi was thanked for giving everyone a reminder that they are not alone and that the conversation around mental health needs to remain open.
In other news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Prince Kaybee getting real with some Twitter advice for a fan who said she was 'hard-working'.
Prince Kaybee recently took to social media to tell his fans that working hard doesn't necessarily mean that they'll end up being rich. The award-winning producer got real with his Twitter followers and told them that they can work hard but still be broke.
Kaybee, who is one of the most opinionated Mzansi celebs, took to Twitter to dish out advice on life and money. The encounter happened after a tweep wrote that she "better be rich because she's hard-working" to which Kaybee responded that it wouldn't necessarily happen.
Some replies seemed to think that the star was being harsh but many agreed with him and his statement that,
"You perform your true potential with the least amount of effort, you can be the hardest working and still be broke."
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