Nollywood actress, Cha Cha Eke shares her personal journey towards mental health.
In a video shared on Instagram, Eke discloses the complex relationship she had with her Mother.
According to Cha Cha Eke, this compounded with certain men of God informing her her mother was after her life.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that renowned actress Charity Eke, widely known as Cha Cha Eke, has candidly shared her personal journey of grappling with mental health challenges and the complex dynamics of her relationship with her mother during her formative years.
In an emotional post on her Instagram page, the mother of five disclosed that while she held intense love for her mother during her younger years, her feelings gradually transformed into deep dislike and even a desire for her mother’s demise as she grew older.
Cha Cha Eke attributed the intensification of her negative emotions towards her mother to revelations from some religious figures who alleged that her mother posed a threat to her life.
It was only with a deeper understanding of her mental challenges and the presence of dysfunctional thought patterns that she began to comprehend the true nature of her emotions.
Accompanied by a heartfelt video of herself and her mother, Cha Cha Eke expressed her sentiments, stating:
“This is a video of me and my biological Mom. I loved her intensely when I was younger. She was, and still is, my best friend. However, as I got older, I began to dislike and develop deep hatred for her. I had nightmares and hallucinations that supported my euphoria. Sadly, many men of God told me after several manic episodes that she was after my life. And so I went about wishing her death and spewing despicable things about her.”
With hindsight, Cha Cha Eke now recognizes that her mental health challenges fueled these dysfunctional thought patterns, causing a shift in her perception from adoration to animosity.
She further addressed readers, shedding light on the emotional turmoil experienced by individuals who are emotionally estranged from their loved ones due to underlying mental conditions. She emphasized that they often construct negative narratives to substantiate their distorted beliefs.
Cha Cha Eke encouraged seeking appropriate medical assistance, underscoring the availability of medication to address these inexplicable feelings.
Acknowledging her mother’s birthday, the actress expressed profound gratitude for realizing the nature of her condition while her mother is still alive. She expressed deep love and admiration for her mother, highlighting her as a blessed woman who has raised a queen, evident by the nine grandchildren she has been blessed with.
Cha Cha Eke’s courageous revelation sheds light on the often stigmatized topic of mental health and serves as a reminder of the importance of understanding and support in navigating these challenges.
Her story resonates with individuals who have faced similar struggles, offering hope and promoting compassion in society’s understanding of mental health issues.
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