How I Recovered From Depression, Bipolar Disorder — Actress Chacha Eke
Popular Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke Faani, has revealed how she recovered when she had mental health issues.
The actress made this known in a post shared on her Instagram account on Thursday.
She said she suffered from depression, identity crisis, and bipolar disorders, disclosing that she once left Lagos for Ghana by boat.
She wrote, “Slide 1 photo was me by this time last year-1st June 2022. I was in the middle of a manic episode that lingered for months. One day, I woke at 3 am feeling unsafe and ran vigorously to a nearby motor park. I travelled to Lagos from Asaba like a fugitive. Loitered the streets/hotels and beaches in Lagos for days.
“It was a rough blend of schizophrenia, depression, identity
crisis and bipolar disorders. Using this "made-up" Identity card of me from one of my imaginary companies; I headed for Ghana by boat. Clad in black jalabia, I kept moving, passed border after border; terrified & unrecognised.
“At that moment, I was a 'Drifter'. It was at First Bank in Ghana through a lovely bank staff named 'Esther' who somehow remembered me. I remembered home. Esther was an Angel the universe used to open my eyes to the reality I disconnected from. I began to make my way back home. It took days but I returned, albeit sickly & in denial.
“One year later, I'm thankful to have survived one of my craziest episodes ever recorded.”
Credit: Instagram | chachaekefaani