Nollywood actress and video vixen, Beverly Osu, has recently spoken out about the issue of mental health in Nigeria, stating that Nigerians do not take mental health seriously. She also highlighted the increasing rate of suicide among the youth, stating that they are often overwhelmed by their emotions and feelings.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, Beverly Osu said, “Nigerians don’t take mental health seriously. It is said that when one has an emotional problem, it weakens every other organ in one’s body. Mental health is real and it is inevitable for humans. I have heard people say to themselves, ‘I can never be depressed’. But there are moments when one slide into a dark side or a feeling of inadequacy.
There are times when one feels overwhelmed. We (Nigerians) are trying now but we cannot deny the fact that young promising youths are killing themselves every day because they are overwhelmed.”
Mental health is a critical issue that affects many people around the world, including in Nigeria. It is important to recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health and should be given the same attention and care.
Unfortunately, many individuals in Nigeria do not take mental health seriously, and this can lead to a lack of support and resources for those struggling with mental health issues.
Beverly Osu also shared her thoughts on unrequited love, stating that one should not give love and expect that it will be returned equally. She said, “There is a thin line between love and obsession.
Sincerely if one loves another person, one is not responsible for the love the person gives back. One should give without looking for something in return and that is what humans do not understand to an extent.
Once one gives, one expects something in return and it gets really frustrating when one doesn’t get anything in return. But love is universal, that is what God says we should do. Just love freely.”
In addition, she commented on the pressure that fans put on celebrities and said, “Fans put pressure on people they want to put pressure on. I am never under pressure. The pressure that happens to me is the pressure from my loved ones, my family, and myself. I can jump on the bike right now and do what I have to do.
I can dance on the street. I fought for my own freedom; I don’t want anyone to put any chip on my shoulder because I am still discovering myself.” It’s important to remember that celebrities are human beings and they have their own emotions, feelings, and pressure.
They deserve the same respect and understanding that we give to others.
Overall, Beverly Osu has brought attention to important issues that are facing Nigerian society, including mental health and the pressure put on celebrities by fans. It is important to take these issues seriously and to work towards creating a society that is more supportive and understanding of individuals struggling with mental health issues.
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