Here are the Filipino Celebrities who struggled with depression:
DEPRESSION- Sarah Geronimo’s recent emotional meltdown in a concert in Las Vegas has generated many reports in local media platforms.
The pop star’s latest controversy just proves that behind the celebrities’ perpetually infective smiles, they are just like ordinary people who encounter difficulties.
Here are other celebrities who have opened up about depression and mental health struggles:
1. Maricel Soriano
The Diamond Star formerly admitted that she has battled extreme depression when her mother died.
According to her, she was alarmed when she wasn’t able to get a proper sleep for four days straight amid her grief, thus, she decided to seek professional help.
2. Sharon Cuneta
It can be recalled that last 2014, the Megastar shared an open letter on her official Facebook account. In the letter, she disclosed having experienced mid-life crisis urging her to become rebellious and establish self-hatred.
Here is an excerpt from Sharon’s heartfelt note:
“I was going through a mid-life crisis, the effects of which I could never have foreseen. My reaction to it was awful; I became rebellious because I hated myself for the way I looked and the time I continued to waste by not focusing and working on bettering my own person. And each time I rebelled, often offending other people by being inconsiderate of their time and all else that I used to respect in and about them, I just felt worse and worse about myself. I was not ‘me.’ I hit mid-life and didn’t know how to deal with it. I was lost. And then when I got used to it, I saw what had changed around me.”
3. Gab Valenciano
Mr. Pure Energy’s son Gab Valenciano also revealed he struggled with depression for four years through a social media post.
4. Kylie Verzosa
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa is a proud survivor of mental health disorder.
She admitted having experienced clinical depression firsthand which fuels her motivation to raise awareness on mental health during her reign.
Her depression allegedly lasted for 7 months.
5. Antoinette Taus
The Filipino-American actress exposed having battled with depression for 3 years since her mother joined the Creator.
According to her, she was able to rise up from rock-bottom through the support of her family.
6. Ebe Dancel
Former Sugarfree vocalist Ebe Dancel also fought clinical depression.
“My doctor once told me, it’s like a fever. Something’s wrong with your body, so take your meds. I believe her. I’m better because of her,” he said.
7. Jed Madela
The OPM icon admitted in an interview in the late night talk show ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’ that there was a point when he wanted to give up his career because he felt irrelevant.
In an interview with Pep, Jed said he is now doing better, although he is still in the state of recovering.
8. Nadine Lustre
Nadine, the other half of one of the most admired love teams in the Philippine entertainment industry “JaDine”, opened up through an Instagram post about how she copes with depression.
“I have days when I have to put a mask on, smiling, numbing myself from negative emotions, too often. I have already mastered the art of hiding it, I bet you never even noticed it,” the actress wrote in her post.
The actress further revealed how thankful she is for having blessed with a family who is the source of her strength.
Nadine’s younger brother Isiah Lustre also died of suicide brought about by depression.
Even before the Pop Star’s controversial breakdown in the last Vegas stage, she has previously confessed to experiencing a quarter-life crisis.
What can you say about these celebrities who battled depression?