Nollywood actress who was once suicidal explains all the factors that made her depressed enough to want to kill herself. find out why here.
In November 2014, actress Halima Abubakar tweeted about the time in her life that was so difficult that she became suicidal and obsessed with taking her own life. She debunked rumours that she wanted to kill herself because of a man and finally reveals the reasons why.
The Kano born actress who also owns a music label and entertainment management company called Modehouse Entertainment spoke to Punch in an interview on January 24, 2015.
“There were a lot of things that were wrong with me and led to my depression. I was angry, broke, people lied against me and they were also using my name to lie. I was deceived by the people I loved. I was seriously broke at the time and I had lots of responsibilities"
“There were many charity projects I was involved in and I was doing everything with my money. Everything just got to me at the same time and I felt fed-up. I wanted to kill myself because there was nobody to help me. It happened two years ago and it also occurred last year. I thank God I did not kill myself because I realised that nothing is worth it. I was upset with myself when I got back to my senses because the people you want to kill yourself for do not really care about you. It was a terrible phase in my life,” she explained.
When asked if she received any form of support from her then boyfriend, she said no, explaining that he made only offered financial and not emotional support, making her depression even worse.
“He was not helping matters. I wanted somebody that would listen and not say that I was lying or exaggerating the extent of what I was going through. Whenever I tell him I am sad, he wants to give me money but it is not all about money all the time.
“Yes, I said I was broke but it was not only about money. I was broken emotionally. If there is no hope, I feel I am broken. I needed a listening ear. The definition of broke is relative but Nigerians think it is only about money. Money was also involved. The first major problem I had was money; then I was also emotionally broken".
The popular actress mentioned that she was able to get through the tough time of her life with the support of her dear family.
Well, thankfully, things are looking up for Halima. She is no longer broke as she bagged an endorsement deal in December 2014 with a company called Tutti Water.