I battled with depression for eight years- Irabor, Founder of Genevieve Magazine

Betty Irabor, philanthropist, speaker and the founder of Genevieve Magazine has revealed that she battled with depression for eight years. She tweeted this via her Twitter handle @BettyIrabor.

PHOTO: Betty Irabor at an event

  She said that while she battled depression and lost a lot of weight as a result, people hounded her. The mental health advocate also cautioned people, that things are not all they seem to be.

“When I was battling depression & lost weight, many thought I was on a death diet & hounded me till I was ashamed to go out. A News Daily called me Anorexic. I got labelled “Snobbish” cos I lost every ability to socialize….Hmm Things are never what they seem. Let’s be guided.

My battle with depression lasted 8 years. I have been out of that dark hole for some 5 years now & I wrote a book on my experience. I am fantastic thanks to my family especially hubby, God & my therapists. There’s a lot of self-effort required on the journey to recovery.” she tweeted.

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