With depression on the rise in current day Nigeria – people, regardless of age, social status, going through one psychological problem or the other –
With depression on the rise in current day Nigeria – people, regardless of age, social status, going through one psychological problem or the other – and many resorting to suicide, it has become rather imperative to address the growing menace headlong by having victims get the right support and help. This is where journalist and lifestyle magazine publisher, Betty Irabor’s latest book ‘Dust to Dew’ comes in.
The book which chronicles her journey through life, battles, insecurities and her fight against mental health and depression, is one of many ways and her own little way of encouraging anyone going through depression not to give up but to look at every situation in your life from a better perspective.
According to Betty Irabor, “Sharing my story on my fight with depression is me being audacious. Hopefully, it will shine a ray of hope to those trapped in that same dark tunnel where I was a prisoner for 7 years. Dust is chaos, Dust blinds, it inhibits. Dew is Life, it is Hope, it is New Beginnings”, she said.
Here is an excerpt from the book;
“…I heard the voice again, you’re no good. I tried to ignore it but it wouldn’t go unheard. You are nothing; you are just a big fat failure! The hand of trauma is long and strong, stretching over decades and slowly choking out life, as it demands to be dealt with.
“….Insomnia and Menopause! This is something women don’t talk about but the reality now is that people go into menopause as early as 37. I went into menopause on the other side of 50 but the depression came later. It wasn’t diagnosed in time. I was simply told I was under severe pressure and was advised to close down or take two years off. I lost a lot of weight and people thought it was intentional. Thisday Glitterati wrote I was anorexic…”
“…I woke up one day and decided to get out of it. I decided to fight and get my life back.”