Actress Brenda Mwai has recently opened up about her struggle with mental health following her divorce.
In a video posted on her YouTube channel on Sunday, Brenda shared that she initially found it difficult to discuss her struggles due to the shame she felt. She explained that she comes from a good family and felt embarrassed by her divorce.
However, Brenda realized she needed to speak up and share her story to help others going through similar experiences. Divorce can be a traumatic experience, and Brenda admits that she was unprepared for the emotional toll it would take on her. After being with someone for a decade, she struggled to adjust to life without her partner. The breakup shattered her dreams, ambition, and hope, and she felt lost.
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Brenda emphasizes that it is crucial to understand that you cannot own people; you can only experience the bond. It is essential to accept that life is unpredictable and can throw unexpected challenges our way. Despite being a successful actress and TV host, Brenda struggled with her mental health after her divorce. She admits that she never thought she would have mental health issues and attempted suicide three times.
“I never ever thought that I would be the person to have mental issues because I felt it was such a deep depression that I attempted suicide thrice. Every time I attempted to do it; something overcame it. This heavy sleep and tiredness just came over me… I think I would black out, and the next time would be morning, and my mind would be sort of changed,” she said.
Brenda’s journey to recovery has not been easy, but she is grateful for the support of her family and friends. She hopes that by sharing her story, she can help others who may be going through a similar experience. The former KTN ‘Str8Up’ and ‘Sunrise’ show host disappeared from the limelight and settled down with her longtime boyfriend Geoffrey in 2014. After five years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, an adorable daughter called EJ.
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