Rachel Kolisi opens up on attempted su_cide and battle with depression
Wife to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, Rachel Kolisi has opened up about her battle with depression and went to length about her attempted su_cide incidents.
Rachel opened about her battle with depression and its effects during her podcast session Wisdom & Wellness with Mpoomy Ledwaba.
Rachel Kolisi got candid about her spiritual and mental health journey. She spoke about how her parents’ divorce affected her as a teen and into her adult life.
“I felt led to share my story about depression and that journey. My parents went through a really bad divorce and this is just my personal story. I know everyone’s struggles are different.
“With my parents’ (divorce) it was very challenging. I lost my way so much and found myself sometimes in not healthy friendship groups. They’d be like if you are having a tough day let’s have a drink or smoke and that’s the environment I found myself in and it spiralled. Depression does that, it does that to a person where you are like ‘I’m not depressed, I’m fine.“
Rachel Kolisi attempts su_cide – Opens up on battle with depression
During the emotional podcast, Rachel indicated that she tried to commit su_cide when she was a teen. She further revealed that she spent about two to three years cutting herself as a cry for help.
“I tried to commit su_cide when I was 15,” she said
Of late Rachel has often taken it to social media to open up about matters concerning self-confidence and mental health. Recently, she took to her Instagram to hit back at being told to sport a more “professional” look while she was working on a campaign.
She made all sorts of headlines when she dumped campaign runners in the middle of the campaign after a fallout. However, Rachel had this to say after calling it quits.
Rachel said she took herself off the campaign because the organizers allegedly asked her to have a more “professional” look and insisted she wears make-up. She said she believes women are beautiful, regardless of whether they wear make-up.
“I think girls who get up and spend time putting make-up on are beautiful! I think girls who wake up and don’t put make-up on are beautiful too!” wrote Rachel.