Akosua Yeboah to embark on “Depression Kills” campaign
Budding Ghanaian gospel musician, Akosua Yeboah would from Friday, April 2, 2021, embark on a project titled ‘Depression Kills” campaign as part of her desire to create awareness to save lives.
According to her, she is doing this through her Akosua Yeboah Ministries (AYEM) Foundation, because she had experienced depression before, and it was not a pleasant situation.
“If you are not in the medical field or close to those in the field, it is hard to notice depression from the outset,” Akosua Yeboah revealed.
Against this backdrop, the ‘God is Aware’ hit maker has appealed to the public to support her foundation to positively impact lives of others who are going through this unfortunate troubling times in their lives.
Speaking to The Spectator, Akosua Yeboah said her drive for this campaign was borne out of her own experience where she was depressed for about five years.
“I had it on and off from 2015 to 2020, I did not go through the process of healing,it became chronic, I get healed and relapse again, and it even got to a stage I wanted to commit suicide and end it all, but I met someone who knew about the condition and saved me,” she recounted.
The project to create awareness on depression and offer help to people suffering from the mood disorder will commence on Friday, April 2, with a conference for health practitioners to enlighten the public at Full Gospel Revival Outreach Ministry Ablekuma, Tigo Pole, in Accra.
Thiswould be followed by a Musical Concert and a Fashion Show through the partnership of the Musicians Union of Ghana(MUSIGA), the following day, April 3 at the Gold Coast Bar and Restaurant at Cantonments, Accra, from 4pm to 8pm.
Gospel music heavyweights, Celestine Donkor and Abena Ruthy amongst others would be in their element on the day to support the event.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme