“On this episode of #WithChude, Chioma Nwosu, mental health advocate and founder of Olamma Cares, opened up on her first experience with a mental health challenge, her subsequent diagnosis of depression with personality disorder, and how she sought help at a psychiatry hospital despite the societal stigma associated with it.
“The perfect representation of how I felt was me in a country as busy as China, everyone walking hastily past me and I felt like my life slowed down in the midst of this chaos. I love to work a lot but at a point I just could not do it anymore. I was forcing myself to do so many things. It seemed the world was going too fast. I was planning a fundraiser for an NGO and things were supposed to be going well, I think I had gotten to the point I couldn’t do things alone anymore. On this Sunday morning, I was dressed up for church and I suddenly took off my clothes and wanted to go for a drive. Everyone in my family was scared. I went probably insane in that one-hour episode. Until then, I had never known what a panic attack felt like but I had one. My mum was screaming, I was screaming, it was a total chaos that morning,” she said.”
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