We all love to post perfectly filtered pictures on social media to give the world an idea of the perfect life. But depression in women is very common and no one is left out. Singer Waje, in an interview with Pulse Nigeria, talks about going through depression a few years ago and how she overcame it.
“That was the year we got signed as Glo ambassadors so actually my career was doing really good. I just released my album, I was nominated in four categories in World Music Awards every year, money dey come. But I had anger issues,” Waje said.
This shows that depression is not designed for a particular set of people. It doesn’t happen because you’re broke or you don’t have a job. It’s not because the world has set a silly standard to make you feel less beautiful than most. Anyone could fall into depression for any number of reasons. There are people who have it all and still battle depression.
Waje said “I have come to realize that you have to guard yourself, you have to understand what is going on around you. When I enter my house, don’t come and tell me anything that is happening in social media and add to a headache that I already have.”
Depression in women gets bad when you see someone and you are quick to judge their life from the outside, without taking the time to get to know them.
“The only thing a depressed person needs is your time and love, not your judgment, not telling the person that he has to pray and trust God. Trust me the person knew about that before they went into that state,” Waje added.
We are very good at people bashing in Nigeria and our bad mouth is world renowned. Waje couldn’t have said it better. Learn to show love, don’t add to the stress someone is already going through. Give someone a hug when they look down, you might just be saving a life.
Meanwhile, here are some helpful tips for identifying depression in your loved ones