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SA Designer Siya Beyile opens up on Ongoing Battle with Depression



Designer Siya Beyile opens up on Battle with Depression - BellaNaija

Siya Beyile (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Yes, it’s often assumed that once one is young and successful, one has absolutely no reason to worry, life is perfect, everything is fine.

This is not the case.

23-year old fashion designer Siya Beyile has, on TimesLive, talked about his own battle with depression.

“I have always been honest about my depression but I have never really opened up about how it cripples me on a daily basis and how it affects the relationships with those I hold dear to my heart,” he said.

Siya regularly discusses his fight with depression since he opened his own fashion store The Threaded Man at 19.

Beyile said the last 3 months have been particularly difficult for him. He said:

My whole system crashed in a way I never imagined and I found myself feeling like I can’t keep going and at the same time my company going through extreme difficulties.

I had many days where I couldn’t leave my bed. I would turn off my phone because of extreme anxiety and days where I was like “I’s over and it’s time to give up.”

Siya told Times Live that he’s accepted his situation and has decided to get help, with support from his friends and family.

He added that he will be downsizing his company to help with his recruitment process.

Photo Credit: siyabeyile


  1. chi

    November 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

    u need Jesus brother. give ur life to Jesus, read ur bible, go to church and fellowship with brethren and depression will go forever.

    • whocares

      November 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm


    • Sunshine

      November 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Please stop this. Mental illness is a medical condition like every other one and if you are intelligent enough to seek treatment for other illnesses you should do the same for depression. Statements like yours are the reason why we have so many disturbed people in Nigeria today, shamed into silence disguised as ‘prayer and preserverance’. Yes, we respect and beleive in religion but it must never be to the detriment of our health and wellbeing. Thank you.

  2. Nike

    November 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Depression is real. Take note.All that glitters aren’t gold.

  3. Benny

    November 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    You are very brave to talk about your condition and I applaud you for seeking professional help. Continue to take one day at a time.

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