TinTin suffers mental illness scare

TinTin suffers mental illness scare
Published: 19 February 2019 (1426 Views)
Prominent ZiFM disc jockey TinTin (real name Tinopona Katsande) has revealed that she suffered an anxiety attack last week while she was driving.

The former Studio 263 actor said she was afraid of revealing her sickness to the world in fear that people will mock her.

Katsande encouraged Zimbabweans to take cases of depression and anxiety as serious issues.

Find her full statement below:

So last week I shared I was in the hospital but I was

a)in denial of what was happening to me and
b) too embarrassed ( how can such happen to me after all I am the indomitable Ms TinTin). and afraid to be ridiculed ( akurwa nepfungwa) called names or labelled "attention seeking" (ndezvevarungu etc), but  I've come to realize its bigger than just little me and tiri vazhinji that experience this but suffer in silence. So typical of being Tinopona, (me), I'm speaking out and up.

Last week I suffered an anxiety attack while driving Last Monday, as I did the regular morning rush hour traffic drive along Samora Machel, as I turned off the slip road I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my chest and I felt like I couldn't get enough air in my lungs.

My hands and forehead became clammy and soon my eyesight became blurry. I could feel my pulse thudding hectic kind in my ears. I was on the verge of passing out behind the wheel. My first thought was " I'm having an asthma attack " ( but I'm not asthmatic) , next I thought " dear God I'm having a heart attack... ".

Next, I recall being carried by my nephews into the back seat and next I was aptly being attended to by the emergency staff at Avenues Clinic. I was put on oxygen ( which immediately seemed to open up the breathing & the gentle talk from the attending nurse seemed to calm my hectic heartbeat till the beep beep machine sounded more regular).

All tests from ECG, chest x-rays and blood were done - EVERYTHING read normal.So what's wrong with me? I was beyond stunned when the Doctor issued his diagnosis in the presence of my family present then, "Ms Katsande you have just experienced an anxiety attack. Is this the first time you have had it"

Obviously, my mental wellbeing is not okay my body had to step in and give me a reality check. We must look out for each other mufunge. Don't down play mental health issues. Anxiety, depression IS REAL.




- Byo24News

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe Women's seven's side coach steps down

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 59 Views

Guard against uncontrolled fires

by Thomas Murisa. | 22 May 2019 | 55 Views

Lack of Political will has brought unnecessary calamity

by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 22 May 2019 | 78 Views

Mnangagwa faces impeachment

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 107 Views

Perence Shiri dissolves CSC board

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 71 Views

Zimbabwe Army steps in

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 81 Views

Chamisa's spin doctor attacked

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 73 Views

Counseling offered for Game of Thrones fans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 68 Views

Nelson Chamisa rallies Zimbabweans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 96 Views

Best/ top data transfer apps from iPhone to Android

by Staff Writer | 22 May 2019 | 65 Views

Chamisa reaches half a million mark

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 79 Views

Parly to undertake public consultations on review of Water Act

by Community Water Alliance | 22 May 2019 | 82 Views

Mnangagwa addresses a divided ZANU PF caucus

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 83 Views

Binga airstrip set for $4m upgrade

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 73 Views

Mnangagwa joins African Peer Review Mechanism

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 49 Views

BREAKING: Cyril Ramaphosa elected President of South Africa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 59 Views

Jacob Mudenda blocks fuel situation debate

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 66 Views

Chamisa's MDC still to appeal High Court ruling

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 61 Views

Zimbabwean woman honoured with a life-size statue in New York

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 108 Views

Marriage certificates for couples to enter Sudan hotels

by Mandla Ndlovu | 14 May 2019 | 102 Views

BREAKING: Tsvangirai's daughter in horror crash

by Methusi Ncube | 14 May 2019 | 155 Views

Mnangagwa to tender resignation as Zimbabwe leader to avoid humiliating exit

by Itai Mushekwe/Mary-kate Kahari | 14 May 2019 | 232 Views

Mnangagwa 'defends' workers' rights

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 89 Views

R2m drug smuggling syndicate busted

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 90 Views

Nurse recruitment goes digital

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 125 Views

Gumbura, co-accused not fit for trial, claims Prof Madhuku

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 85 Views

Gweru left with 3 months' water supply

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 76 Views

SA police launch manhunt for Zimbabwean armed robber

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 49 Views

7-day ultimatum for illegal advertisers

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 84 Views

Mnangagwa urges Chamisa's MDC council to give Harare a facelift

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 77 Views

ZCDC finance director arrested

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 83 Views

Defiant in the face of a Tyrant

by Thabo Makuyana | 14 May 2019 | 84 Views

R470 000 fraudster arrested

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 79 Views

Madinda urges players to soldier on

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 72 Views

Mnangagwa is a worried man

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 113 Views

Robber 'rapes' shopkeeper

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 79 Views

Zinara ropes in CID

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 60 Views