A Kenyan photographer committed suicide on Saturday hours after he wrote an emotional post on his Facebook page.
In the lengthy post, Abiud Wangu Maina talked about how 2019 had been a difficult year for him and how he battled depression but no one noticed. He went ahead to give an insight of what battling depression feels like even as he urged people to check on their friends.
Friends reached out to him after he put up the post but his phone went answered and it was soon revealed that he had taken his life.
Below is his Facebook post;
2019 Been a tough year, with a lot of mixed fortunes but hope and faith still concurs all, those who made it through despite life challenges. Keep holding on, I met few people struggling with depression and it all changed everything how I see things.
Depression changes u, you may look the same but everything else is different, you act differently, move differently, you speak differently, everything about you is so different that you forget who you are. Some people aren't good at asking for help because there's so used to being the " helper" thought their life they've experience an unbalanced give and take ,so their instinct is usually I""LL figure it out on my own " the -self-reliance is all they've ever known.
Speak out this thing is devil!! ... It's keep reminding you about death, it keep sending signal life is useless! But to the young they know death is nothing but a rumor, but to the old it's a promised they've have been expecting. It has always been said speak! Out some of us did and those we reached did they best .and one of them is MC Georgez man I celebrate u have been more than a friend ,before we got married we slept together ,eat together ,prayed together in my rocacio u were there I was in yours , in my wedding you were there I was in yours been more than a helpful to me and I know I can count on your anytime.To the friend I have disappointed poleni .am also disappointed like you.
Last week was the best week for me I was able to stand before my workmate of 11 years I was able to speak my heart but one thing I learned no one notice my tired eyes, that's how bad depression is no one can notice depressed people acts ok, but I thank God I got the opportunity to say good bye
#End of an era
#Depression is real
#Pay attention to your friend behavior change