I Attempted Suicide After Losing My Mum At Age 5 — Nancy Isime

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Nigerian TV personality Nancy Isime has recently disclosed how losing her mother at age five lured her to  attempt suicide as a child.

The Nollywood actress, 29, spoke in a chat with BBC Pidgin where she revealed her ills as a teenage girl.

“I lost my mum at five. I didn’t really have a smooth childhood. I suffered from depression and attempted my first suicide in childhood. It was actually the only but I was able to go through all that and I’m still here today,” she recounted.

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“Some people had time to grow through life but I had to mature in time. Losing your mum at the age of five, you’re exposed to a lot of things you’re not supposed to experience. I started working at the age of 17.

I worked as an usher at events. From there, I started modeling. Some of the things I did, I didn’t expect would get me to where I’m today, I was trying to save money here and there to exit the country and start working abroad.”

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Speaking further on mental health, Isime said she sometimes gets discouraged by the state of affairs in Nigeria.

“As much as Nigeria is, there are still opportunities. Sometimes I get tired of seeing what is going on with the government. I call myself mental health advocate because I preach it,” the actress-cum-TV host added.

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I’m a staunch believer in meditation, I work out as much as I can and I go for therapy, which I just began not long ago. For someone like me who acts, hosts events, it takes a lot out of me. I act in series, TV, and cinema.

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