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“It hurt to read negative comments about my mental health” – BBNaija Kayvee

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BBNaija Season 06 housemate Ololade Gbolahan, popularly knowns as Kayvee, has disclosed after seeing negative comments about him regarding his mental health.

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Kayvee said this in a statement via his official Instagram handle in celebration of World Mental Health Awareness Day noting that it was a lack of adequate knowledge about mental health.

He wrote, “It hurt to read negative comments about my experience, but I then realised that the real problem is people’s limited knowledge about mental health. Mental health is simply how a person is faring with their psychological and emotional well-being.

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“The @bigbronaija show was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I will always be grateful for. Although I intended to go far, when I noticed something wasn’t right with my emotional well-being, I did the best thing for myself by seeking help. I chose my well-being.”

Kayvee opted to leave the Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye house after he battled with his mental health in his second week on the show.

The 26-year-old photographer also noted that the support he got from people around him helped him to get back on his feet.

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He also stated the importance of celebrating the event, saying, “#WorldMentalHealthDay is a chance to talk about the importance of mental health, recognise the signs, triggers and getting help. Never be afraid to seek help. #FreeYourMind

“Recovering was easier because I had my support network around me— family, friends, #KayVeeFC and well-wishers who uplifted me with their words,” Kayvee added.

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