A Sad generation with happy pics – Depression is real

Masquerading is unfortunately the order of the day. We no longer allowed to wear  our hearts  on our sleeves or rather there is an unspoken societal  rule to not express how you really feel deep down. If we are to be particular the black South African community is bleeding inside of depression and anxiety at the height of a ravaging pandemic, things are falling apart. Historical black people( males more especially ) are not to show their emotions, it comes off as a sign of weakness and not being tough enough to handle the pressures of life. So, the next best thing is to bottle all these nefarious emotions to the human body and hope that one day they will somehow disappear miraculously which they don’t only scares and wounds remain for years…

Depression is a phenomenon which has to be taken seriously in the black community and not seen as if someone is demon possessed or is in need to see a traditional healer. Therapy is a foreign concept or rather it is frowned upon and no real value is attached to the science due to the fact that out fore father had no exposure to such. It is a sad reality that we have to deal with a large amount of death rate cause by depression and anxiety which we could curb by liberating the black community to these avenues.

Another vices is the pressures of social media and how we are made to put on this farcically misrepresentation of ourselves and the lives we live.

About the author

Khanya Mali is a marketing and brand communications enthusiast with a penchant for building brands on both client and advertising agencies and a “creative” in his own right. “Insights are the bark to every wondering creative work”