How I Recovered From Bipolar Disorder - Cha Cha Eke

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Nollywood actress Chacha Eke
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Chacha Eke Faani, a popular actress in Nollywood, has shared how she overcame mental health challenges.

This was announced by the actress in a message posted on her Instagram account on Thursday.

She disclosed that she had once traveled by boat from Lagos to Ghana while claiming to have bipolar disorder, identity crisis, and depression.

She wrote, “Slide 1 photo was me by this time last year-1st June 2022. I was in the middle of a manic episode that lingered for months. One day, I woke at 3 am feeling unsafe and ran vigorously to a nearby motor park. I travelled to Lagos from Asaba like a fugitive. Loitered the streets/hotels and beaches in Lagos for days.

“It was a rough blend of schizophrenia, depression, identity

crisis and bipolar disorders. Using this "made-up" Identity card of me from one of my imaginary companies; I headed for Ghana by boat. Clad in black jalabia, I kept moving, passed border after border; terrified & unrecognised.

“At that moment, I was a 'Drifter'. It was at First Bank in Ghana through a lovely bank staff named 'Esther' who somehow remembered me. I remembered home. Esther was an Angel the universe used to open my eyes to the reality I disconnected from. I began to make my way back home. It took days but I returned, albeit sickly & in denial.

“One year later, I'm thankful to have survived one of my craziest episodes ever recorded.”

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