Whilst social media poked fun at Kanye West for his recent public breakdowns, mental illness is not a joke. Being depressed is difficult on its own even more harder when you’re in the public eye where you have to act nice all the time. These local celebs know it too well, check out SA celebs who’ve battled mental illness.

1. Mmabatho Montsho

The actress revealed on an episode on Zaziwa her battle with depression.

2. Rapper HHP

Rapper HHP has opened up in interviews her battle with depression. He even confessed how he almost committed suicide.

3. Bonnie Mbuli

In her tell all book, ‘Eyebags and dimples’, Bonnie shared how she suffered from clinical depression.

4. Sonia Sedibe

The actress suffered from depression after her divorce, which led to her suffering a stroke.

5. Trevor Noah

Trevor says as a comedian, people think you can’t joke when you’re depressed but in fact that’s one of the things comedians have in common.