Kemi Afolabi reveals she had a mental breakdown when she was diagnosed with ‘Lupus’

Kemi Afolabi reveals she had a mental breakdown when she was diagnosed with 'Lupus'

Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi has revealed the state of her mental health as the world celebrates ‘worlds mental health day’.

Glamsquad recalls that months back, the actress revealed to the world that she was suffering from Lupus, which subsequently lead to her mental breakdown.

In a post on her Instagram page, the actress recounted how she experienced anxiety, exhaustion, and depression.
She also noted that she hated everything that she was going through, not having the strength to do things she loved the most made her wallow in self-pity.

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However, Kemi noted how blessed she is to have great people around her who showed her genuine love which helped her heal.

She thereafter made a promise to herself to stop dwelling on things she cannot change.

Sharing a picture of herself in the hospital she wrote,

“#Mentalhealtg is real. Stop messing with people emotions by your actions or words.

“I had mental break down when I got diagnosed with Lupus, I experienced anxiety, exhaustion and depression. I hated everything I was going through. Not having the strength to do the things I love the most made me wallowed in self pity.

“I never really showed my loved ones the peak of my breakdown. At some point I did considered harming myself severally, I heard strange voices to mention a few.

“I am lucky to have great people around me who showed me genuine love which really helped NY healing so fast and I am grateful for still breathing compared to those who are dead. Then I made myself a promise that I was going to stop dwelling on something I cannot change. Then I started getting out of my head by accepting the new me.

“The way people move in grom event will let you understand how life works! “Every man with his problems”. This is to encourage anyone going through something causing them mental breakdown. “PLS GET UO AND EMBRACE THE SITUATION BELIEVING UT WILL TURN AROUND FOR YOUR GOOD” your breakthrough is near, start by being grateful you’re still alive”.

Glamsquad reported that in June, the actress started treatment for her terminal illness, Lupus.

The news of Kemi having Lupus broke the internet in March when she cried for help from Nigerians and revealed her daily battle with Lupus which had cost her millions of Naira weekly for treatments since January 21, 2021.

In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the actress revealed that she had been diagnosed with lupus and had just five more years to live.

Lupus is a disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks tissues and organs.

The devastating news prompted her colleagues in the entertainment industry to seek financial assistance for her.

Weeks later, she began treatment in the United States of America. Read here

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