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TP+: Niu FM host So’omalo shares his personal struggle with mental illness

So’omalo Iteni Schwalger was first diagnosed with depression at 14 years old. For Mental Health Awareness Week, the Niu FM host posted a series of videos highlighting the different aspects of his own journey with mental health.

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