I Wanted to Commit Suicide - Real Househelps of Kawangware Actor

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    Real Househelps of Kawangware actor Chrisantus Nyachio in an Instagram post on Sunday, December 12, 2020
  • Real Househelps of Kawangware actor Chrisantus Nyachio (Nyambegea/Don Nyachio) has opened up on contemplating suicide, joining several celebrities who have shared battling mental health in the recent past.  

    Nyachio, on his Instagram page on Monday, January 4, alluded to being affected by public and media pressure. 

    The vlogger disclosed that he became withdrawn and exhibited depression symptoms. 

    "I was actually depressed despite being around people close to me who thought I was doing very well in life instead of asking me I had changed. 

    Don Nyachio (left) poses for a photo with fellow comedian Ithagu Kibicho alias Desagu (right) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    "I was actually contemplating suicide at some point. Nikasema siezi kufa njaa. Nikakula, nikashiba nikasahau hiyo story (I thought of eating before going through with the thoughts but changed my mind after I was full)," the actor recalled.

    The Kenyatta University alumnus encouraged other victims to speak up and share their stories rather than bottling such feelings that would haunt them later on in life. 

    "If you have been there and you know how it feels to curl yourself on the couch for days and not move, not talk to anyone, not feel any urge to do anything, just know you’re not alone. 

    "Don’t keep quiet, speak up," the comedian encouraged his followers. 

    Over the past two years, several comedians have raised awareness about depression which has been associated with the death of a number of artists

    On October 24, Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) encouraged artists to save, invest and use social media platforms to build their careers. He also advised them against sharing personal details of their lives. 

    Psychologists and medics advise patients to seek treatment and guidance and also avoid triggers such as alcohol and drugs which compound the issue and offer false hope.

    From left: Daniel Ndambuki (left) and Don Nyachio pose for a photo on October 30, 2020