“I live in hell”: Singer Selah Sue documents her depression in pictures and a poignant message

Belgian singer Selah Sue posted a long message on her Facebook about her depression and in particular her relationship with antidepressants.

This is the hardest post I’ve had to do. But I have to share it.” Singer Selah Sue didn’t go through all the stops to talk about her depression to his fans. On August 11, she posted two photos of herself on her account Facebook. On the left, we see her smiling, in concert. On the right is a selfie of the 33-year-old Belgian artist, in tears. These two photos are accompanied by a long text, in Dutch and English. “I’m living in hell, she wrote. After the release of my single Pillsthousands of people have told me that they recognize themselves in my history with antidepressants. In the media, I expressed my wish that this time, the fourth in 14 years of treatment, I would finally be able to stop taking them. And I swore if I couldn’t do it, I’d tell you.”

I’m going through hell. A plaything of hellish mood swings. Left is how I feel at a good time. Right is…

Posted by Wrong Sue on Thursday, August 11, 2022

Selah Sue says she managed to get rid of antidepressants for six months. A period that she experienced fully and as a victory. “But after six months the darkness returned, without warning and without reason or cause. I just woke up with a fear inexplicable and was catapulted from heaven to hell in a matter of weeks.”

“There is always hope”

The singer tried to hold on thanks to her loved ones, her therapist and the techniques she put in place over time to overcome the discomfort. But he was too strong. “It’s pure chemistry in the brain, says my psychiatrist. Unfortunately, for a number of people, there is very little that can be done about it. Resuming antidepressants was my only option. And like 14 years ago, I feel like it’s saving my life.”

In his song Pills, and in life before this episode, Selah Sue asked herself a question: is it better to live a stable life with slightly pale emotions on medication or a life made up of ups and downs that make you feel intense but explosive emotions, even devastating? “I found my answer”, she writes while encouraging all those who suffer from the same ailments as her to “break the taboo and talk.”There is always hope.”

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