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Siya Kolisi’s wife Rachel attempts suicide

Rachel Kolisi and Siya Kolisi

Rachel Kolisi, who is a philanthropist and wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, has opened up about her battle with depression, including her suicide attempt as a teenager. In an interview with Mpoomy Ledwaba on her Wisdom & Wellness podcast, Rachel 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.

Siya and Rachel Kolisi

“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.

Rachel Kolisi and Siya

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 a 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 and Siya Kolisi

Rachel shared that she tried to commit suicide when she was a teen and spent two to three years cutting herself as a cry for help. I tried to commit suicide when I was 15,” she said.

In other news – Gospel artist Dr Tumi and his wife arrested for fraud

Gospel Musician Dr Tumi and his wife were released on R3000 bail each by the Commercial Crimes court sitting in Palm Ridge on Tuesday.

Dr Tumi

The couple Dr Tumi, real name Tumisang Makweya and Kgaogelo Makweya handed themselves on Tuesday to the Hawks and were arrested and charged with fraud amounting to R1.5 million. Learn more

Source: heraldlive