“We Had No Properties In Our House Because I Would Wreck It” – Chacha Eke Opens Up On Mental Health Challenges

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Nollywood actress Chacha Eke Faani has become an outstanding advocate for mental illness following her battle with Bipolar. The talented screen goddess during one of her outreach for mental illness, recounted how she would always destroy properties in her house.

According to her, she and her husband didn’t have any property because she would always destroy them during her manic episodes.

Sharing her ordeal and recounting an ugly experience in Enugu at Rit Hotel, Chacha said; “To be frank if the disorder that I have been battling with didn’t sufficiently disgrace me to the point that it has, chances are I won’t be here championing.”

“My psychiatrist was my biggest nightmare, I wish I could kill him because it was him for the first time after years of manic episodes, after years of violence, it was from his mouth I heard the name of what was wrong with me and I was pained.”

“I felt an ugly experience in Enugu in the Rit Hotel where I smashed everything, wrecked the whole hotel, and reduced everything that my family had to only what we were wearing. I went untreated.”

“Two years we came to Asaba and I had another manic. This time I wrecked the whole house. It was a habit, at some point we didn’t have house properties because it was only a matter of months before I wreck it.”

“He took me to FDAH and after some days, he came and gave me the verdict, the diagnosis. I didn’t like taking drugs so I flushed them down the toilet when they discharged me. I had another relapse and they put me back in the hospital.”

Listen to her as we share the video below:


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