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‘I tried committing suicide’ Grace Ekirapa emotionally reveals she tried to commit suicide twice



Grace Ekirapa from what we see on TV is a bubbly gospel TV anchor but the story behind her success was no easy task.

Being a girl at the age of 13 in class 8, Grace remembers trying to commit suicide because she was a sickly child. She was under medication, taking Amoxil and she thought taking the whole dose of 18 tablets would be the best way to commit suicide, but it did not work.

She was a young depressed 14-year-old girl, who everyone thought was always faking sickness to go home often.

Later on while in Form 3, she took 35 pills and blacked out. She woke up and found herself in a bed in school thinking she would wake up in heaven.

I believe that depression has a cure its nothing that cannot be dealt with but suicide is also tied to depression so for us to stop suicide we have to deal with depression. I am talking from experience because a lot of people don’t know this but when I was in class eight many years ago I tried committing suicide I took 18 pills I was on some antibiotics and at one time I got to a point and I said I’m going to take them all the medicine I had. Form three again I decided I’m going to do the same and I took 35 pills this time because 18 didn’t kill me so 35 will

Grace Ekirapa and DJ Mo

Grace Ekirapa shared all this in a series of videos captured on Instagram. Many suicide and depression cases are of children in boarding schools and she felt this was an issue that she needed to address because as a minister of the word, she would want to help someone with her story.

Doing this video was really not easy. It brought with it a lot of emotions because here I was again unwrapping a past that was not pretty, however, as I let you all in on a little of my life’s journey, I hope somebody finds hope and restoration because their is definitely hope and Jesus is still Lord. So, Finally some parts of the video on Depression and Suicide.

Grace Ekirapa and DJ Mo

To make matters worse, her parents did not believe her whenever she claimed to be sick and that made her feel like she was a burden to them.

Now that she is all grown and able to deal with depression which leads to suicidal thoughts, she just wants to be there for someone and help them get through the tough times.

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