‘Suicidal thoughts and suicide aren’t a joke’ – Monalisa
NEWS DIGEST – Nollywood actress and body positivity advocate, Monalisa Stephen who seems to be depressed a few days ago has opened up on some of her challenges.
The TV star who recently said she prefers to date older men via her Instagram page, revealed that she is recuperating gradually, she however, added that suicide and suicidal thoughts are no jokes.
Reacting to comments by her loved ones, Monalisa said, “I am overwhelmed by the love, concern and support I have gotten in the last few days from my friends, family, loved ones and especially my amazing family on here.
“I am still healing and at the right time, I hope to share my story, but for now, I have decided to take it one day at a time. Suicide and suicidal thoughts aren’t a joke, many have not been lucky enough to survive. Many are still trying to survive. I respect you all, and I am rooting for you. Stay strong.
“I am getting all the help I can, especially with the support I am getting just like my support system has all advised. I am working on getting the Monalisa brand back on board to be better and stronger. I look forward to creating positive content as always. I remain Monalisa Stephen. Your number one body positivity advocate. Love and light,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
It would be recalled that the plus-sized model had hinted in her message that she was “tired of being betrayed because she trusts too much”.
She also revealed that she was ready to “quit”.
Many who saw her post are worried about the actress and they have been calling on her friends and those close to her to check up on her.
In the message, she wrote “This moment before my departure. I feel more clarity than I ever felt. Finally, I will be free, I will be free from all the voices, from the pain and you.
“I can’t stand the betrayal, I trust too much and too quickly. This is not what I want, but I can’t help it. I am just too weak and so I quit.”
A few hours after posting the message, Monalisa’s management posted a statement claiming that it was written in one of her “down moments”.
The statement also said that Estolafrica would be in charge of her affairs till they decide she is sound enough to return to the social scene.
This development is coming a few months after the actress revealed that she has been a victim of bullying all her life ever since her secondary school days.
She stated that she was often body-shamed as she was the only fat girl in her class. The challenge made her start the “Love yourself Movement,” which is meant to help people like her appreciate who they are.