In reference to the death of Twitch, co-producer of the Ellen DeGeneres TV show, Nollywood actor Kunle Remi opened up about his struggle with depression in 2017.
Commiserating with the family of the deceased in a video he shared via his Instagram page, the 34-year-old movie star noted that he could completely understand the emotion tWitch must have dealt with.
According to the ‘Anikulapo’ actor, he was overwhelmed with every aspect of his life and felt useless and incompetent.
Remi revealed that he nursed the thought of suicide and was close to jumping off a bridge at some point.
“It’s never really fine as we say even though we always act like it’s fine. We go through a lot as men.
“I remember in 2017 I had a series of tweets that I went on to delete. It was very suicidal.
“Someone called me a year later and said I should go delete those tweets, I was going through a lot, I was overwhelmed, I was thinking too much of my career, am I doing enough, am I enough, am I with the right person, so many thoughts in my mind.
“At a point, I could not take it, I felt so useless, not enough, incompetent, even though it was the contrary of what I felt, I was beating myself too much, then I started to tweet randomly and I was very close to jumping off the bridge or just taking my life. It took the grace of God for me to scale through that.
“I usually bottle up, I don’t share stuff but I learned to become better doing that. And I just want to share a word with every man out there.
“Look it’s not easy and it’s not going to be easy, but talk to someone. Always have someone in your corner that you can talk to and open up with.
“Life is beautiful but it doesn’t guarantee that it will be smooth all the time but we need to always find a balance and choose happiness over being sad. I’ve been there, I’ve gone through it.
“Right now I still caution myself, I take life one day at a time, once I get overwhelmed I shut down.
“Depression, mental health are very important. We can do better. Just thought to share.”