Sylvia Obianuju Chikwendu, a Nigerian residing in Canada, recently took to social media to share her heart-wrenching battle with loneliness. In a TikTok video that has quickly gone viral, Sylvia found herself breaking down in tears as she voiced her emotional struggles.
The video’s caption, “I’m so sad, I miss my life and my family. I feel invincible, I’m hurting all the time, I feel like I’m just existing… I need help,” mirrored her intense emotional state.
Amidst the backdrop of wiping away her tears, Sylvia passionately expressed that the aspect of loneliness among immigrants in Canada is often overlooked. She shed light on her daily routine, a monotonous cycle revolving around work and school, with little room for social interactions or friendships.
The weight of her isolation has taken a toll on Sylvia, leading her to feel overwhelmed by her situation. Her heartfelt video garnered a wide range of reactions from viewers, underlining the importance of addressing the emotional challenges that often accompany relocation and adjustment to a new country.