INTERVIEW: Nollywood Actress, Toyin Abraham opens up on battle with depression

Toyin Abraham, a well-known Nollywood actress, has spoken out about her depression and how it has impacted her career, glamsquad reports.


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The multi-award-winning Nigerian actress discussed her ordeal in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.

The actress had previously used her Instagram page to reflect on those “really sad days” in her life when she nearly lost her popularity and career as a result of what she was going through.

In the #WithChude conversation, the “Ghost and Tout” star discussed the importance of mental health.


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Toyin stated:

“It was not an easy task. My manager had to bring in an American counselor to speak with me. I knew I needed therapy, but even when you know you need it, you can deceive yourself.

“I was in denial, but I was depressed.” I would frequently sit down and cry for no apparent reason. Even when people were around, I was terrified. When people called me for something good, I would get scared.

“I was unhappy, and despite being well fed, I lost weight.” I was extremely thin. I would call my manager and cry because I was always sad. I was feeling down. The incident occurred within the last three years.”