Depression can truly happen to anyone, regardless of age and status in life.
This has been proven by some famous celebrities who have opened up about battling against this serious mental health problem.
Here are 8 Pinoy celebrities who have shared about their heartbreaking experiences and some of them revealed how they have overcome this illness.
- Janella Salvador
Janella bravely admitted that she went through depression after her break up with Elmo Magalona.
She disclosed this during an interview on 'Tonight With Boy Abunda'.
"I got depressed, I didn't want to get out of the house anymore," she stated.
2. Gab Valenciano
Gab recently became a hot topic on social media as he courageously opened up about his previous suicide attempts.
"As of today, one person dies every forty seconds by suicide. That is not a good statistic at all. I would have been part of that statistic, twice, if not for the grace of God and love for my family and friends," he penned.
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3. Kylie Verzosa
Miss International 2016 has been very vocal that she also has experienced depression.
In one of her Instagram posts, she generously revealed how she 'suffered and survived in silence'.
"I’m going to tell you a known secret. 4 years ago I was diagnosed as clinically depressed. No one knew but my family, and I suffered and survived in silence," she wrote.
4. Clint Bondad
Catriona Gray's ex-boyfriend Clint is also part of this list.
He previously shared in a lengthy IG post, which is now deleted, regarding his relationship with Catriona. According to him, he also got depressed for a long time.
5. Diego Loyzaga
The Kapamilya actor reportedly suffered from depression, because of this, his mom, Teresa Loyzaga addressed this issue on 'Magandang Buhay'.
She also shared some pieces of advice to those people who are also going through the same thing.
6. Iza Calzado
In an inspiring letter that she wrote on lifestyle website Metro Style, the beautiful actress shared that she was diagnosed with depression in the past, which also affected her weight.
"By the time I was in sixth grade, I was diagnosed with childhood depression which was the leading cause of my non-stop weight gain," she disclosed.
7. Jessy Mendiola
Luis Manzano's lovely girlfriend also went through depression because of other people's judgments with her body.
She said that she was bullied and body shamed, which made her lose her confidence and led her to depression.
8. Brian Velasco
The drummer of the Filipino rock band Razorback died after committing suicide.
In a previous report by KAMI, Brian's girlfriend Portia Carlos issued an official statement about his controversial death. She said that Brian had bipolar disorder.
"Brian had bipolar disorder. A mental HEALTH CONDITION that causes extreme mood swings that include mania or hypomania (emotional highs) or depression (lows). These episodes would happen fast and last for a short time, hours or a few days at the most, unlike depression that could linger for months or years."
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