Derinola: Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.

Name: Derinola

Social Media Handle/Username: senanimashaun

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I’m Derinola I live in Lagos Nigeria. I’m a student. I live with my parents.

What Inspires You Every day? : My mom

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: 1. Comfort,the enemy of progress
2. If you care less about others,you will ruin yourself
3. Know your worth,then add tax
4. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself

What is your ultimate goal in life? : To be happy

What are your thoughts on people who seek attention on social media, and what message would you like to give them? : I think they are unloved and they shouldn’t let people’s opinions deter them because people on the internet mostly have a facade on

How would you help people around the world who are going through mental health problems? :
– Avoid asking “Why do you want to kill yourself” or “why are you depressed”. Why is a terrible word and blocks communication.

-Genuinely listen to them and what they have to say. Sometimes people just bottle in too much and have no-one to talk to. Speak less

-I won’t give any sort of false assurance like ” life will get better because life will not.

-I will let them know I’m proud of them and I understand and they are doing their best

-Suggest coping mechanisms

How would you describe a better world for us all? : It is hard to describe

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I’m an aspiring model and photographer I draw pretty well too I’m available for travel for jobs I like meeting new people and I’ve been told I’m pretty easy to work with

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