- Julia Barretto was interviewed by her sister Claudia Barretto on the latter’s YouTube podcast
- The Kapamilya star admitted in the interview to battling anxiety disorder for five years now
- She said that some of the symptoms include panicking and being unable to move, talk, and express her dark feelings
- According to Julia, she has been seeing a life coach to help her deal with the mental health issue
Julia Barretto had a heartbreaking yet inspiring interview with her sister Claudia Barretto.
KAMI learned that Julia admitted in the interview to battling anxiety disorder for five years now.
The actress said that some of the symptoms include panicking and being unable to move, talk, and express her dark feelings.
She also revealed that she has been seeing a life coach to help her deal with the mental health issue.
"It’s such a sensitive topic, and it’s a part of me that really absolutely nobody knows about. So few people know.
"I think there are certain things that really hit it or, like, triggered it. It's just, like, one day you get it.
"The first few days, the first time you get it, you don't understand. It makes you so frustrated.
"Like, 'What’s going on with me? I don’t know what’s happening.'
"When I get attacks, I can't move, I can't talk. I'm always just staring, and I'm not aware anymore what I'm doing, or, like, what others are doing.
"It's like I’m under this really, really dark cloud. People try to talk to me, talk me out of it.
"When they ask me what's happening, what's wrong, it's like my tongue can’t move.
"I really can't, and it makes me so frustrated, because you're trying to get a word out, just one word, and it won't come out.
"I mean, I get it so frequently, but I've also… It's a process, it's getting to know yourself…
"I think I've grown a lot of awareness already, like, what happens to me when I'm getting an attack.
"I've seen a life coach, I’ve attended an anxiety… you know, those groups when they talk about anxiety and then they teach you how to deal with it and stuff like that?" Julia told Claudia.
In a previous report by KAMI, Julia and Claudia raised funds for the construction of a quarantine facility at a hospital.
Julia Barretto is an actress who works for the ABS-CBN network. She used to be in a relationship with actor Joshua Garcia and then later got linked to Gerald Anderson. However, Julia and Gerald denied that they got into a relationship with each other.
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