Sade Giliberti on depression: "It's about having hope"
Depression has been the topic of discussion since the death of actor Robin Williams early this week. The actor, who was won numerous awards for his work, was found dead in his home after committing suicide. He had been battling with depression for years.
Now SA Radio and TV presenter Sade Giliberti, who has also battled with depression, has enlightened her fans on the illness. In a Facebook post, Sade, who also does work with SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group), wrote: "Depression is so much more than a state of mind. Being funny on the outside doesn't mean you're not tormented by darkness on the inside. Darkness will always take over that light and light is what will save you. But it's doable." She added that not all who suffer from depression need depression to win.
She continued: "I know so many people who have threatened with suicide because sometimes its easier to just say 'I just want to die, I have nothing to live for'... Nothing is more false than that. It's about having hope. It's about realising you're not alone. It's about seeing that you're so much more. It's about seeing that you're better. For you. For your life. For your happiness."
What a touching message.