She has received an outpouring amount of support from fans, friends, family and colleagues after opening up about her mental wellness. Throughout the years, she has been open about her mental health battles. Mother of three, sangoma, radio and TV personality Dineo Ranaka recently shared how she understands suicidal people. According to a close family friend, Dineo has been admitted into a Pretoria mental wellness centre.
The family friend says Dineo is grateful for the support. "She appreciates all the messages she has received from everyone. She hasnâ€™t been able to respond to everyone, but she is fighting," he says. "She is really fighting. She is in Pretoria at the clinic from today. She will be okay," he adds. "Dineo is a fighter; everyone knows that."
Recently Dineo shared how staying alive was a struggle in a series of social media posts. "I completely understand souls/spirits/people that commit suicide. I get it. I get them." She went on to say that she is fighting the urge to commit suicide, but it is difficult. "Because Iâ€™m trying my best to not commit suicide, my mind is so loud of late...and Iâ€™m trying my best, but it seems my best is not enough," she shared. "My children, God. Abantwana bam." Kaya 959 released a statement soon after the posts wishing their breakfast host well. "The Kaya 959 family is keeping Dineo in their hearts and we wish her healing. We also ask for privacy as Dineo gets through this difficult time." the stationâ€™s Colleen Louw wrote.
Last year she advised those going through depression or feeling sad to speak up. "Please talk to your people when youâ€™re not okay, particularly If youâ€™re employed and you have bosses who care. I have questioned myself whether Iâ€™m okay or Iâ€™m not okay, Iâ€™ve healed from certain pains, or Iâ€™ve not healed from certain pains... Iâ€™ve started understanding depression deeper. The opposite of depression is not happiness. So, depression, in essence, is not sadness. Depression is the lack and the loss of vitality. Vitality is your enthusiasm for life and living, your excitement about life," she said.