Actor, Deyemi Okanlawon gives tips on how to get over depression
By Patricia Uyeh
Depression is no respecter of persons. Both celebrities and their fans can suffer from this condition. So more and more people are coming out to speak on depression, its challenges and how they overcame it. Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanwolon decided to lend his voice to this cause.
In an Instagram post, he shared his thoughts on depression, giving tips on how to get over the mental health condition, writing:
“I hesitate to post this but believe that someone out here will be helped by this… spent 2 hours talking to the colleague. Depression (not to be confused with being sad) is real and if you ever feel like you’re at your lowest please note the following:
1. Change your perspective – You’re not alone, everyone has some form of drama in their lives. There are people out there who have the common sense to know all you need is someone to actually listen. Find them.
2. Review expectations – perhaps the pressure you feel is by setting expectations you are yet without the capacity to achieve. Relax, give more time, slow things down.
3. Remove limitations – as humans we tend to box ourselves into one particular thing or way of getting things done – mindset, career, etc. As humans we’re a limitless permutation of possibilities. Become more.
“Try these – Watch comedies, take walks, hang out with friends, read books, start a journal, exercise, speak to and encourage yourself, do whatever it takes to rekindle hope and stay positive.”