Celebrities are not immune to mental illnesses and the latest famous person to speak about their struggle is Minnie Dlamini
In a recent Instagram post, the TV and sports presenter spoke about a dark time in her life.
She shared the below picture and it looked as if this was just another happy throwback.
However, Minnie revealed that she was actually battling depression and losing weight at an alarming rate.
She said: “This picture reminds of such a sad time. I was miserable, depressed, and losing weight like it was carbon dioxide.”
This is the first time that Minnie has ever confessed to suffering from depression.
There was a silver lining to this story, however, and it came when she talked about how she overcame the pain she was battling
“I still got up and went to work and continued my hustle, no amount of pain was going to stop me from achieving my goals. So I worked harder and smarter. I gave myself moments to cry and moments to fake happiness, until I was finally happy again. I NEVER want to be this skinny again PS. I honestly believe we go through shit so we can fully appreciate the good”
If you or anybody else you know is battling with depression, it’s important to know that you don’t have to suffer alone. Speak out and share your story, you never know where help could come from.