Kenyan songstress Chemutai Sage has for the first time opened up on the time she almost committed suicide.
Sage shared an old photo of her on Instagram revealing that the photo was taken moments after she penned her suicide note.
The singer said she shared the image to create awareness on how someone can be looking dapper and smilling and yet still battle demons inside.
“wanting to kill yourself doesn’t have a look” the singer said
She further said that she will share details of her suicide note one day to encourage her fans that it is not the only option.
“This photo of me was taken a couple of days after I wrote a suicide note. I was still highly suicidal (for the first time in more than a decade). The guy who took the photo had no idea. We had just had a wonderful breakfast and catch up. The details of the suicide note and attempted suicide, I’ll share another time.” She added
The singer went on to share contacts of an organization where one can get emotional support any time for free.
“Today is #worldsuicidepreventionday and this photo is just a reminder that, ‘wanting to kill yourself’ doesn’t have a “look”. However, there are signs. (check my insta stories for that)
Just seen a site, befrienderskenya.org, who give free emotional support to anyone who needs it. Their number +254722178177 although I hear it operates between 9am-5pm. Also check out Bonga.or.ke Help me help others by tagging suicide prevention organizations in the comments.
Feel free to also share any suicide prevention hotline numbers (esp in Kenya). Lastly, feel free to drop a purple heart in the comments in support of Suicide Prevention and Awareness. ???#suicideprevention #suicidepreventionmonth#suicideawarenessmonth #worldsuicidepreventionday,” she added