- Kapuso actress Meryll Soriano opens up about her mental health condition in an interview during her GMA series shoot
- Meryll admitted having suffered from bipolar disorder for a decade now
- The actress was a guest to Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino's posthumous exhibit for their late daughter, Julia Buencamino, to advocate for mental health awareness
Meryll Soriano bravely admits that she's been suffering from bipolar disorder for 10 years now.
KAMI learned that she just recently gained the confidence to open to other people about this experience because of the decades-long stigma it has on people with such condition. She also added, "You know, we have to break the stigma."
The now Kapuso actress said that various mental health issues, disorders, and conditions, have long been thrown stigma by prejudice from others. "We want the people to know na hindi kami mga baliw because that's the common connotation and I am just hopeful na this will start something, that this is a global phenomenon. It's just not here, even in the another place, maybe a third world country, maybe a first world country, there is still stigma so I think there is a community now that is ready and it is so good to be part of [it] that," in an interview with Push and ABS-CBN.
On July 14th, Saturday, the actress was one of the principal attendees in the art exhibit opened by couple Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino. The exhibit was entitled "Will You Still Love Me" in honor of their late daughter Julia.
Soriano felt happy to have shared the the awareness to a lot of people via the exhibit. "I know Julia as well and I have bipolar condition so I am very, very happy to create awareness and to share the inspiration and also the message that we are not alone."
Meryll also said during the interview that Julia was a good friend to her. She revealed that it felt like cold water was splattered to her when she woke up to a news about her friend's death.
"Nabalitaan ko seven in the morning nung Wednesday, nasa bahay ako kakagising ko lang. My God, para akong nabuhusan ng malamig na tubig! As in naalimpungatan ako na parang hindi ako makapaniwala.I think the whole day before I went to the wake that night, I was just...alam mo yun? Wala, shocked!"
Meryll Soriano became famous when she joined showbiz at a young age. When she became a mom, her father and premier GMA TV Host Willie Revillame brought her and her son Eli to London in order to pursue her studies.
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