By Tamlyn Canham
Nonhlanhla ‘Skolopad‘ Qwabe has revealed that she’s been battling bipolar disorder for ten years.
The singer, who is also a qualified nurse, says she has been in denial about her diagnosis.
“Let me re-introduce myself. My name is Qwabe Nonhlanhla I have bipolar disorder. I’ve been in a denial stage for 10 years but today again I was re-diagnosed by my new psychologist,” she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old says small things trigger her bipolar.
“Please don’t feel sorry [for] me but support me with your prayer as my levels are now uncontrollable,” she added.
Skolopad says she is seeking treatment.
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What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes severe mood swings and depression, according to Mayo Clinic.
Several celebrities, including Mariah Carey, have confirmed that they have bipolar.
“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me… I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music,” Mariah told PEOPLE magazine in 2018.
Kanye West, who legally changed his name to Ye, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016.
Kim Kardashian West opened up about his condition in 2020.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand, she said.
Kim Kardashian West opened up about her husband Kanye West's bipolar disorder, calling on the media and public to show "compassion and empathy" in light of his recent erratic behavior on social media. Swipe left to see what she wrote.
— Femina (@FeminaIndia) July 23, 2020
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