Anita Nderu opens up on her struggle with Depression

Ms Nderu narrates

Eddy Butita, Anita Nderu, Larry Madowo and Ciru Muriuki

Media Personality Anita Nderu has brought to the limelight the struggles of battling with depression for a period of 5 months.

In an Instagram Post seen by, Nderu disclosed that last year, she went through a phase of mental torture and things were not easy.

She added that, she recovered by the end of 2018, and since then things have been flowing well.

Depressed for 5 months

“So much has happened in the span of one week. After today I am happy to announce I will finally have peace of mind. I am so excited I literally cannot stop smiling. The people close to me know what a struggle and mental torture last year was. I battled depression for 5 months and it was not pretty. They answered so many phone calls of me crying. I began to feel like a negative Nancy and I was. I recovered towards the end of last year and have been well since. Joy came with today's morning however in a special way and I thank the Lord for answering my prayers” reads part of her post.

The Capital Fm Radio host also expressed joy upon moving into her own space after staying rent free for three years.

Moving Out

“Then after living rent free for three years, guess who is finally moving into her own place after singing about it for two years? This girl. I paid rent yesterday, it did not feel nice. I also went shopping for household items, now I see why parents wanted to kill us when we broke things, it is not cheap to furnish a house. Then I gathered the courage to reach out to companies I have always wanted to work with! So far, so good! Also after being a Samsung fan for 10 years, I discovered another brand whose camera blew my mind! I just might switch. Then! I finalised my birthday plans"

"The guest list is being handled by Tracy so blame her if you are not on it, It will be a VERY PINK pajama party. So excited! Also my party planner is so extra! I love her! It is my last year on the 2nd floor. I turn 29 on the 9th of Feb! This year your presence is not present enough I want gifts. The list goes up tomorrow. Finally! If you have read the caption to this point, I just want to wish you the most amazing day! May it be the most fabulous day you have had this year” shared Anita Nderu.

Statistics shows that depression affects people from all walks of life, no matter what their background or age.


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