While a lot of attention is still on Harrysong’s battle with depression, Betty Irabor, a popular columnist and founder of Genevieve magazine has penned a note of encouragement to the singer.
Harrison Tare Okiri, better known as Harrysong got many worried last Thursday when he put up a ‘death post’ on Instagram.
“Don’t cry when I die. Celebrate! Put up a kingmaker concert; empower more youths. I have lived. I have done my bit. Carry on in grace… TEKERO? I LOVE YOU ALL,” the singer wrote.
His management company, Alterplate has however put out a statement stating that their artiste was dealing with “some emotional issues”
Over the weekend, many celebrities reacted to the singer’s reported mental state of mind.
Joining the list is Betty Irabor who sent words of encouragement to the singer via Instagram on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
According to her, apart from going for therapy, she wants the singer to pray like his life depended on it.
She wrote, “Dear @iamharrysong (And To others whom it may concern) I don’t know you but I know of you. I became curious about you after a post suggesting that you may be going through depression! Since my own bout, I have learnt that many are very ignorant about this mental health issue and show very little empathy for the sufferer.
“I am happy you have taken that bold step to open up and seek therapy . Even with therapy, there will be many off days but you must commit to getting better (appreciating how far you have come, celebrating little and major successes and milestones, avoiding negative vibes, find a safe place, don’t overanalyze your current situation; it’s temporary, embrace Talk therapy and not depend solely on antidepressants, pray as if your life depends on it.. it actually does!
“Never forget that thoughts become things; own your positive thoughts, change your negative mindset, choose your perspectives carefully.) The journey to recovery may be frustrating and there could be a relapse but you’re gonna be just fine because the hand of trauma may be long, the good news is that it can be BROKEN. Give your self time to mend and don’t rush the process! Blessings! #dusttodew #depression #mentalhealth #empathy #nonegativevibes,” she concluded.
Betty Irabor is the author of the book ‘Dust to Dew’ which centers on her journey through depression. Until the release of the book, not too many knew that the publisher and socialite had gone through what is seen in this part of the world as a ‘foreign ailment.’