A student of the University of Cape Coast who confessed to leaking her own sex video on social media has blamed her action on mental ailment.

According to Nana Abena Korkor Addo, her bipolar disorder caused her to leak the explicit video showing her private parts on social media.

The then aspiring SRC president revealed this in a candid interview with Adom News’ Kofi Nkansah Friday.

The sex video in which the young lady was seen strip teasing in the presence of a female friend went viral on social media generated a lot of controversy given the position she was vying for in school.

Many thought it was rather he competitors in the race for the SRC President position who might have leaked the video to thwart her chances of winning the election.

However, Nana Abena Korkor Addo shocked everyone when she admitted to posting the explicit video herself.

But years after the incident, the repentant lady said her action was due to her mental condition diagnosed by doctors at the Accra Psychiatric hospital.

She noted that, through the positive encouragement from family, students and faculty at UCC while on admission, she has been able to recover.

Nana Abena who was then in her final year said she had to repeat because the condition adversely affected her academic performance.

She also appealed to young women not to ever attempt recording themselves when naked since “you might not know what would happen to it”.

To give back to society, the young lady recently launched her mental health campaign which is aimed at improving mechanisms which will allow students to seek mental health service in schools.

Nana Abena said she had established an organisation, PsychoSocial Africa, with the view to highlight the importance of mental health and distress to create awareness and offer mental distress education to empower individuals struggling with such issues.