Popular comedian Owen Gee has opened up on his battle with depression. According to the funny man, he almost took his own life last year.
In his words;
“I have had suicidal tendencies. Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxiety and depression set in.
“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”
The comedian made this known during the unveiling of Live and not Die, an initiative aimed at stemming the tide of suicide in the country.