Lisa Hyper was admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew on Wednesday. She is in stable condition.
In a recent interview with radio host Nikki Z on The Bridge 99 FM, Lisa Hyper acknowledged that dealing with mental health issues shouldn’t be seen as a source of shame and even urged her fellow creatives to get professional assistance for problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other personality disorders.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of mortality for teenagers, and depression is a major sickness and disability among them. One in five young people throughout the world will have a mental disease before they turn 25. Approximately 70% of these problems appear by the age of 14, and many continue untreated for up to 10 years.
Mental illness has a heavy stigma in Jamaica that frequently causes avoidance, rejection, and even victimisation. The Global Burden of Disease database from 2017 estimates that 3.0% of Jamaicans suffer from a depressive condition, and 4.1% from an anxiety disorder.
Lisa Hyper was a member of the Portmore Empire, a group of musicians that Vybz Kartel managed. She became a Christian and underwent baptism in October.
She has a number of well-known songs to her credit, including Sculpture, Body Fit, Pretty Butterfly, Wine for Me, Champion Bubbler, and Bills ft. Gaza Kim.
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