- Popular media personality Somizi Mhlongo has joined the long list of celebrities who are opening up about depression
- The Idols SA judge poured his heart out in an eight-minute video where he admitted to having suicidal thoughts
- Somizi said his video was influenced by Empini singer Kelly Khumalo and Ofentse Mogotsi's posts
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Media personality Somizi Mhlongo is letting go of attachments to material things. Somizi spoke about how people - including himself - do things to please others.
He added that people commit suicide because of what he terms the "belief system". He went on to add that attachment to worldly and material things has been the cause of depression and sometimes suicide among many people.
Speaking in the Instagram video, Somizi admitted that he had been worried about other people's opinions about himself. He also added that the constant thought about what would happen if he loses his wealth has led him to depression.
"I have also attached myself to worldly things, what if I lose my cars, what if I lose my house, what if I am broke again. I am releasing myself from that."
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He added, " If something has to die today, it is not me but the belief system that I am because of the material things."
Somizi's fans related with the message. Many took to the comments section to share that they too have attachments to material things.
"Just like me, I have learned not to worship to be stressed abt material things. At the moment I have a negative balance on my bank account and I am not worried at all, God will make a plan on how I will fill my petrol tank. I am focused on spirituality."
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"Powerful words Som Som ❤️ much appreciated "
"Give zero power to no one to define you but God."
"This is the most gorgeous message... Love this"
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If you are feeling suicidal or are thinking about hurting yourself, do not hesitate to call the SA Suicide Crisis Line at 0800 567 567.
If you are concerned that someone you know might be in danger of hurting themselves, please alert your local authorities for immediate assistance. You can also encourage the person to contact a suicide prevention hotline using the information above.
Help is available on the Suicide Crisis Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and counsellors can conduct calls in all 11 official languages.
Source: Briefly News