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Nelius Mukami: Depression has taken a lot from me

By Cheptoek Boyo | October 13th 2021

Isaac Mwaura’s wife, Nelius Mukami has opened up on her battle with depression. She revealed how she was always feeling low and sad.

“My name is Nelius Mukami and depression is the most expensive thing I own. Living with depression, anxiety and ADHD is one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life. It has taken a lot from me. It takes so much effort to fight it. Even in my happiest days, I always find myself crying and sad.  In some days, I don’t have strength to wake up in the morning and be functional. It is difficult to explain these emotions,” she posted on her social media pages.

Mukami said that battling depression has messed up her experiences, memories and her relationship with people.
“Depression continues to rob me of experiences, memories and people. I try not to allow it to overcome me, but it still finds a way in. Coupled with pain and trauma. I find myself feeling broken and unworthy. I have lost so many parts of myself. Sometimes I stare in the mirror and I cannot recognise  who I am anymore,” she said.

She also revealed she struggles taking photos and sharing them in public.
“I have big dreams and big plans and great ambitions, but I am always hesitant to publish an article, post a YouTube video or even a simple photo. There are those inside voices hat tell me I am not good enough. I do not feel worthy of the compliments that I receive or the achievements I have attained. It has taken me a lot of strength and courage just to write and share this post.  My mental health  journey  has been a huge roller-coaster and very hard to explain  because not many will understand. People think it’s a state of mind that you can just shake off with enough motivation but it is not, at least not for me,” she added.

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