Oros Mampofu says depression is a shy subject matter but needs us to begin the process of asking ourselves the important questions around how we can begin to combat it.outh African actor
Taking to his Instagram page on Monday Oros Mampofu says that he wants to be the first one to express that he went through depression.
“I want to be the first one to express that I went through depression… That I doubt with having to sleep not knowing that I was going to wake up in the middle of the night because of an anxiety attack. But I took a decision at one point that me standing up and acting strong under my situation was not going to serve me. I need to get the necessary help and I took it upon myself to help myself,” says Oros Mampofu in one of his diaries, Running With Oros.
The 29-year-old Rhythm City actor says he felt it was necessary to share his message on a subject that we speak rarely about as young people but is one of the biggest rising issues for us as South Africans and the world.
“I’m always talking about pushing yourself toward(s) becoming the best version of yourself whether it be career-wise or regarding physical vitality. But we need to start where things matter the most, our mind and our Spirit. I’m no professional in this field but I’ll be damned if I’ll sit back and do nothing. I choose to help, I choose to play my part and make a difference in someone’s life no matter how small,” says Oros Mampofu.
Oros Mampofu asked his followers to help him out by commenting and sharing with him what they think is the major cause of depression and suicide, and also recommendations on how we can stand against depression.
His video about depression was viewed by close to 14 000 people and some sharing their own personal encounters with depression.