Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has shared her struggle with suicidal thoughts. She stated that when she was depressed, she wanted badly to stop hurting but the pain kept getting stronger.
Tonto is grateful to Don Jazzy and Teebillz who helped her overcome her depression. She emphasized that suicide can never be the answer to life’s low moments and dark times.
She told her story after posting the video of the young man Izu who committed suicide after he was accused of rape.
Read her post below:
“This was me 9/10 years ago. I’m here because I believed there was much more to life than my situation.
I wanted to badly believe God DIDN’T hate me. I wanted to badly stop the hurt but it just kept coming so strong.
I knew I was ready, I mean the pain was excruciating. Today was a perfect day to die I said. God spared me, God showed me how much love he had for me that day.
Shout out to Teebillz and Don Jazzy for coming to my rescue, I honestly pray for you everyday. Thank you can never be enough but THANK YOU.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t over emphasize how much self love can save you.
It’s impossible to stop the bullies but you can stop the ripple effect of their bully WITH TRUE LOVE FOR ONES SELF.
Suicide has never been and will never be the answer, don’t give any situation so much power over your life.
Life isn’t duplicated, mistakes can be corrected. Life can be better, that pain wouldn’t last forever.
Love yourself so much you get IMMUNE TO BULLIES. Spread love.
Your mind is a battle field, you must continuously guard it. Take charge of your life. Optimism is the key.
Learn to care less about other people’s opinion about you, because that speaks more of who they are than of who you are.
Learn to know and walk who you are. Learn to speak positivity into your soul.
Depression is an illness and LOVE is the medicine.
LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO SEEK HELP!!
Let Love Lead.”