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Necole Kane, a hugely successful blogger and now founder of women’s platform xonecole shocked fans when she spoke about her ordeal with depression at the just concluded ‘Silence the shame’ conference which was initiated by another member of the #BlackgirlMagic community, Shanti Das,   a veteran music executive who also suffered from depression after her late father committed suicide.

In a video which would come as a surprise for most people who know of her, not only is she successful but she highlights how she’s deemed the strongest in her circle of friends. She revealed how she was always the one they’d run to for advice and counsel because she always found a way to make things better.

She speaks of how she’s been on a mission to pouring into herself over the last 2-3 years.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

This was definitely a stark reminder that depression is never written on anyone’s forehead and caring for your mental health is a real thing. We have to get to a point where we’re not placing any stigma on anyone going through a mental breakdown as it happens to the best of us.

You may have a look at her video below taken from @hellonecole on Instagram.


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It took a lot for me to post this to my timeline today because depression and mental health isn’t the easiest subject to open up about. People have a perception of what it should look like, so if you have certain things, reached a certain level of success, come from a certain background, or look a certain way they feel like it shouldn’t affect you. When @shantidas404 and @jrbland asked me to be a part of the #silencetheshame panel on mental health and minorities in Atlanta, I knew it would take a level of transparency I wasn’t sure I was ready for and I’d have to uncover things that I had been swept under the rug. But it was healing in a sense, and your DMs, emails, and messages since then has let me know that I’m not alone. I’m much better now than I was years ago because I’ve spent the last 2-3 years really pouring into myself and working to be the person i always knew I could be despite my life circumstances. This was such an important conversation and I’m really thankful for @kerihilson for opening up and sharing her story which left the door wide open for me to do it more comfortably ☺️ thank you @jrbland @shantidas404 @dr_ayanna_a and @the.atl.lpc for such a great no judgement panel on an important topic we should talk about so much more. (Link in bio)

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