- Snooky Serna’s ex-husband is actor Ricardo Cepeda
- The actress revealed that the main reason for their separation was her mental illness
- She added that their financial difficulties contributed to their problems as a couple
Snooky Serna recently revealed some of the biggest struggles of her life.
KAMI learned that the veteran actress suffers from a mental illness and also experienced financial troubles.
According to her interview on PEP.ph, Snooky has dysthymic disorder – a less severe form of bipolar disorder.
She added that this is the main reason for her annulment with ex-husband Ricardo Cepeda, along with their struggling finances.
“I have to admit, yun ang main problem namin. Ricardo was a very good husband, wala akong masabi sa kanya.
"It was just that mahirap talagang pakisamahan yung isang taong... especially at that point, wala kaming trabaho, nawalan kami ng pera.
"Tapos kailangan pa niyang sakyan yung mood swings ko, either mataas na mataas, haping-happy ako or down na down ako na ayaw kong bumangon sa kama, iiyak lang ako.
"Feeling ko, parang hopeless na hopeless ako," the actress told PEP Troika.
She is hoping that her life story, which will be featured on GMA-7’s “Magpakailanman,” will be able to raise awareness about mental illness.
“Gusto ko ma-enlighten ang tao about my mental illness. I want this story to come out as a story of hope and courage, and above all, faith.
“Hindi naman ibig sabihin na kapag sinabing mentally challenged ka, e, kailangang katakutan ka na or hindi ka na bigyan ng chance. Everybody deserves a second chance talaga," she explained.
Snooky has been seeing a psychiatrist for 19 years now.
She takes anti-depressants and mood stabilizers daily to combat her illness.
Some of her projects include “Strangers in Paradise,” “Bata Pa Si Sabel,” and “Teenage Marriage.”
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