Nomzamo Mbatha: I am broken

Nomzamo Mbatha: I am broken

Mar 23, 2016, 03:37 PM

Nomzamo Mbatha BGR weekend 2017

Nomzamo Mbatha has taken to Twitter to open up about losing her sister, Carla, who passed away in 2014.

She was suffering from depression at the time of her death, and she took her own life. 

Depression, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA), is a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way. 

The Umlilo actress started off by sharing that she was at the recent Nicki Minaj concert in Johannesburg, when her friend showed her a girl who's very popular on social media. 

Her friend said: 

Nomzamo then highlighted the seriousness of depression. 

She then shared her pain.

She also made it clear that depression is not a feeling. 

Nomzamo revealed that although she's flourishing in her career, she's broken inside.

She's also not going to waste her energy on that girl who chose ignorance when Carla passed away.

A study done by the University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher, Lourens Schlebusch in 2015, revealed that an estimated 7 582 South Africans commit suicide every year. 

If you would like to learn more about depression, please visit the South African Depression and Anxiety Group

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