Churchill Show comedian George Maina, alias Njoro has opened up on depression and battling alcoholism.
Speaking with comedian Zeddy, Njoro appealed for financial support saying most of his savings went towards his father’s stomach cancer treatment, while another portion of his funds got depleted as he battled alcoholism.
“In October, November and December last year, I was at my rock bottom,” Njoro said.
The artiste also revealed that he has attempted suicide three times but all the attempts failed.
The attempts included ingesting poisonous chemicals and cutting himself on the wrist.
“I have tried to take my own life three times but by some miracle I failed in all my attempts. It must be God’s plan but truth be told, I am not well at all,” he said.
In December 2019, Njoro said his mental health status worsened and he tried to kill himself by plunging his car at the Rift Valley View Point in Limuru.
However, the attempt failed after a truck driver saved his life after realising he was about to commit suicide.
“I wanted to plunge my vehicle at the Rift Valley View Point in Limuru. While making my last prayers, it appears God spoke to a truck driver, who came and tied a towing rope on the rear part of my car.
“After completing my prayer, I pressed the accelerator paddle, but the vehicle couldn’t move. When I stepped out of my car, the truck driver told me I wasn’t going to kill myself as he watched,” said Njoro.
The struggling comedian appealed for any counselling psychologist to help him improve his mental health.
He noted that the drugs he currently uses for depression is expensive.
“What I need now, is counselling services. Some might say I need to go to rehab, but my drinking problem is no longer there. The depression drugs that I am currently taking are very expensive.
“However, they are not enough to rid me of depression. I need a counselling psychologist who can help me improve my mental health,” said Njoro.
He also appealed for financial from Kenyans saying;
“I am urging any Kenyan out there, who wishes to help me to channel his or her financial help to a contact that comedienne Zeddy will share on her social media pages soon. In summary, what I need, is financial help so that I can get back on my feet and psychological counselling services.”
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