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Depression Made Me Lose My Ability To Socialize – Betty Irabor

Betty Irabor

Betty Irabor

Popular media personality, Betty Irabor has come out to share some of the challenges she battled during her 8 year battle with depression.

Betty recently revealed that she was criticized until she was ashamed to go out since too many people felt she was on a death diet.

According to him, she was referred to as anorexic and snobbish and this made her lose her ability to socialize.

She added that she has been out of that hole for 5 years and her experiences have since been talked about in her book.

Her words, “When I was battling depression & lost weight, many thought I was on a death diet & hounded me till I was ashamed to go out. A News Daily called me Anorexic. I got labelled “Snobbish” cos I lost every ability to socialize….Hmm Things are never what they seem. Let’s be guided.

My battle with depression lasted 8 years. I have been out of that dark hole for some 5 years now & I wrote a book on my experience. I am fantastic thanks to my family especially hubby, God & my therapists. There’s a lot of self effort required on the journey to recovery.”

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Betty Irabor is a Nigerian columnist, philanthropist, writer, publisher and founder of Genevieve magazine. She previously had a column at Black & Beauty magazine UK. She also has a foundation that promotes breast cancer awareness, early detection and treatment.

Betty Irabor is one of Nigeria’s seasoned writers and publishers. Irabor studied English in university and then ventured into publishing. She worked as a journalist at Concord Newspapers, freelancing jobs at the Vanguard, The Guardian, Thisday and Black&Beauty magazine in the UK and others abroad[citation needed]. In 2005, the media entrepreneur and author launched the Genevieve Foundation which holds an annual Pink Ball as a fund raiser for cancer victims.

She later ventured into the telecommunications business and gave it all up to start Genevieve Magazine in 2003 which can be recorded as a huge success and one of the most read lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazines in Nigeria. Irabor is the Editor-In-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of Genevieve magazine.

She is also a philanthropist, public speaker and champion for breast cancer awareness with her nonprofit known as Genevieve PinkBall Foundation. Prior to establishing Genevieve Magazine in 2003, she had previously worked as a freelance writer for ThisDay and Vanguard newspapers and contributed a few columns for Black & Beauty magazine UK.

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