Elijah Canlas’ Brother, JM, Dies At 17: “Struggled With Mental Health”

Brother of Elijah Canlas, JM Canlas, passed away at age 17 with no cause of death disclosed.

JM Canlas, the youngest brother of Elijah Canlas died with no cause of death announced, but was struggling with mental health.

It is important to care for your mental health. Why? Your mental health is an essential component of your well-being. This determines our ability to function psychologically, emotionally, and socially.

Different circumstances can affect your mental health and before passing away, actor JM Canlas has been suffering from this aspect in his life.

He is the youngest in his family and at age 17, he died. This sad news has been confirmed by his brother Jerom Canlas in a Facebook post. Award-winning actor Elijah Canlas was his brother.

JM Canlas
Photo from Facebook

JM was just 17 and he passed away Thursday morning, August 3, 2023. As an actor, he was a part of the Indie films Kiko Boksingero (2017) and ANi (2019) and the television series Unconditional (2020).

In the post, his family described him as someone who is a “talented actor, athlete, musician, singer, debater, and gamer”. He was also someone who is proud to be Pinoy and possesses compassion for the poor oppressed.

“But most of all, JM will forever be remembered as an incredible young man, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, student, and friend,” the post added.

In the post, the wake details of the young actor have been shared. It will run from August 4 to 6 at St. Peter Chapel Quezon Avenue, Room 116.

And the same post, the family shared that he has struggled with his mental health as an adolescent. It also shared the hotlines where people who are suffering from the same problem can reach out to:

  • DOH-NCMH Hotline: 0917-899-8727 or 02-7989-8727
  • Natasha Goulbourn Foundation Hopeline: 0917-558-4673, 0918-873-4673 and 02-8804-4673
  • In Touch Crisis Line: 0917-800-1123, 0922-893-8944 and 02-8893-7603
  • Request for FREE legal or psychological counseling services at http://bit.ly/SulongRequestForm For free or donation-based counseling:
  • UGAT SandaLine: https://www.facebook.com/contactUGATSandaLine
  • UGAT Foundation Inc.: [email protected] and https://www.facebook.com/ugatfoundationinc

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