Unathi Nkayi. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi
recently opened up about her struggle with depression and how she overcame it.
“I knew I had to establish a routine because
depression is smart, it won’t announce itself “Hi I’m here”, she said.
“It creeps in, you sleep more, you sabotage
yourself a lot more, you consume substances that allow you to be dependent on
them,” she added.
Taking to her Instagram page, Unathi shared a
clip from the interview captioned, “Its Okay to not be Okay” and urged her fans
to watch her first ever interview with her dad.
“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. MyTruth.tv [sic],” she wrote.
In the video Unathi says she had to accept
where she was at the time and that’s how she slowly regained her independence.
“I had to accept where I was in all those
places and slowly regain my independence,” she shared.