DEPRESSION…. Myth or Reality?

Depression.... Myth or Reality

Today with a heavy heart, I want to write about the death of one of us who committed suicide by jumping into the lagoon during the weekend.

The man by profession, was a doctor, he came down from his SUV, left his driver in the car and for reasons best known to him decided to commit suicide. What a permanent solution to a temporary problem!

The real question for me is not the act, what challenge could be so overwhelming that the best solution a person would come up with would be to end his own life.
Depression is real! Depression is here! A lot of people are facing one depressing situation or another. Adults are depressed, so also are young ones. The situation is really critical. The recession in the country is biting hard, there is hardship everywhere. Isn’t it funny that in the midst of plenty people, we still feel lonely, in spite of several Facebook likes, yet we have no friends, despite several followers on twitter yet we feel empty.

Reasons abound for depression. Either we agree or not, nothing can replace the warmth you feel when you are in close touch with a real person. Nothing can replace the warmth of an embrace. For me I will say, we all failed in our responsibility as our brother’s keeper. We seem to be too busy to notice the very next person beside us. Nobody cared enough to notice what was going on with this man. So many pent up emotional issues and nobody to share it with.

What a shame!

However, the real truth is that you don’t have to suffer in silence. One of the best ways to avoid depression is to surround yourself with a community of people who genuinely love and care for you. Like they say, “A PROBLEM SHARED IS A PROBLEM SOLVED”

Learn to open up to people and one of the place where you can do that most especially, if you are going through relationship and emotional pain is on RELATIONSHIP TALK WITH NIKE….
RELATIONSHIP TALK WITH NIKE is a platform where we will discuss relationship issues especially from an emotional point of view. We have not been encouraged to talk about our emotions. We think we are weak if we discuss our feelings. Unfortunately most illness recorded today are psychosomatic in nature i.e. it has its roots in emotional instability. On RELATIONSHIP TALK WITH NIKE, we pour out our emotional frustrations. I encourage you to share yours and I’m ever ready to share mine as honestly as possible and also will be of help to you.
In the meantime, create time to see a loved one soon to prevent a re-occurrence of this horrible experience. Show someone you truly care. We care deeply too.

If you wish to join RELATIONSHIP TALK WITH NIKE, please CLICK HERE and in case you need advice on any relationship issue, please click on the button below


Nike Adekunle is the president of SWiM (Sisters, Wives and Mothers} Forum. At SWiM, Nike and her team equips men, women, married and singles with all the information and strategies needed to make relationships and marriage work. In collaboration with members of SWiM, She hosts REALationship Unfeigned (an initiative that promotes healthy relationships) and Roaring Lioness (a prayer focus group). Nike is a relationship coach, marriage counselor, blogger, writer and an author. She currently has four books to her credit. To get her books, visit

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