Depression hurts — and while Unathi Nkayi didn’t let it stop her from pursuing her dreams, there was a time when she almost did.
The songstress opened up to fans via Instagram about her struggle with depression and how she overcame it.
During an intimate conversation with My Truthtv, the 40-year-old reflected about many personal things including her ongoing struggles with depression.
Just last month Unathi admitted she was going through a divorce and that things have been very difficult for her that she had to depend on alcohol.
“I had to time it very well. My kids’ bedtime was 8:30 pm, so I would drink from that time and make sure I was sober by 5 am when they woke up. I needed to be sober for them and the listeners on Metro FM. I didn’t want my children to see me at my lowest. Through my experience I’ve learnt that it’s OK to be not OK,” she said in the past.
Moving right along the Idols Judge shared a video of the interview on her Instagram and in the video, she can be heard saying:
“I knew I had to establish a routine because depression is smart, it won’t announce itself “Hi I’m here.
“It creeps in, you sleep more, you sabotage yourself a lot more, you consume substances that allow you to be dependent on them,” Unathi said.
You can tell that she’s still sensitive with discussing the topic but she went to write: “It’s okay to not be OKAY. Please watch my full interview. The first I’ve ever done with my father, psychologist Sakhiwo Nkayi🙏🏾We talk mental HEALTH in families, my journey through my transition into my new life and how we as a family dealt with that.”
We applaud your continued transparency, and stay strong, girl!