Legendary South African singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has spoken out about her issues with depression and anxiety following the tragic death of AKA’s fiancé Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe.
Following the tragic death of Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe, many tweeps have spoken out about her mental health issues.
Nelli died after jumping from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub hotel in central Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday, April 11.
According to close sources, Anele was battling depression and anxiety amid countless rumors that her fiancé AKA was allegedly cheating on her.
On her Twitter account, Simphiwe Dana shared her struggles with her mental health and revealed that she doesn’t take medication for it for fear it could affect her creative abilities.
“Thank you for sharing. I am Simphiwe Dana and I suffer from depression and anxiety. I don’t take meds for the depression as I fear it will affect my creativity. I do take stressam for the anxiety,” she wrote.
On the issue of mental health, rapper Boity Thulo advised people to be kinder towards one another, especially on social media, as she too has been a victim of bullying.
“The darkness on social media can be unbearably overpowering. Please let’s all choose kindness as often as possible. Please,” she advised.
“Think about your worst, most painful moments. Consider how you would have wanted people to extend their warmth and kindness to you. Then do exactly that for the next person,” she added.