- Kobe Paras posts about how it feels to suffer depression and its after-effects
- The basketball star admitted that he experienced feeling so depressed that he felt so lost
- He also said that until now, he still feels the effects of depression
- Kobe, however, clarified he is not posting his own bout with depression so people would pity him
Kobe Paras, a basketball player and a former member of the Philippine national basketball team, recently posted on his Instagram Stories the difficulties of getting hit by depression.
The son of basketball star and comedian Benjie Paras with actress Jackie Forster, Kobe said there was a time he felt so depressed that he does not know what to do anymore.
He said he felt so lost that at the time, he was already contemplating on taking his own life.
Kobe revealed this happened around four years ago when he moved back to the Philippines.
The young cager said he was at his lowest but fortunately, he was able to get back up on his own feet.
Nevertheless, Kobe said his depression was so severe that up to now, there are times when he still doesn’t feel like himself.
He advised those who are going through what he went through before to look for a purpose and then to stick to it, adding that no one can save depressed persons but themselves.
Kobe also said that everyone should be kind to one another as every person is fighting his or her own hard battles.
The young basketball player clarified that he is not asking for pity and he did not post his bout with depression so people would pity him.
He just wanted to show everyone that he is also human and everybody goes through some bad things at some point in their lives.
Netizens were divided on their opinions about Kobe’s post, with some of them conveying support while others advised the young cager to seek the help of professionals.
Kobe Lorenzo Forster Paras, better known as Kobe Paras, is a Filipino basketball player. He was born September 19, 1997. Listed at 6 feet 6 inches and 189 pounds, he plays the small forward position. He has been a member of the Philippine national team and the national 3x3 team. Kobe committed to play in the United States at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), but withdrew after the university's admissions department determined he did not meet their academic requirements. Instead, he played his freshman year for the Creighton Bluejays in 2016–17 before transferring to Cal State Northridge where he redshirted. However, he left Cal State Northridge to play college basketball for the UP Fighting Maroons of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). He is the son of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend Benjie Paras and actress Jackie Forster.
Last February, Kobe shared his honest thoughts about social media sites and applications. The basketball player penned in an Instagram story that social media apps should remove the comment section. He likewise suggested that such sites should also stop displaying followers and likes count. According to him, those features cause insecurities and depression among social media users.
In the same month, Jackie Forster expressed her appreciation to fellow actress Karla Estrada for watching over Kobe and Andre Paras, her two sons with Benjie Paras. The actress said that she is also willing to watch over Karla’s children if ever she needs her to. Additionally, she also posted a video of Karla having a karaoke session with Andre and Kobe.
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