Even the brightest stars fall sometimes. And Paulo Avelino reminds us of that as he opens up about his battle with depression.
In an Instagram post yesterday on November 6, we were reminded that depression chooses no one. As ABS-CBN star, Paulo Avelino bravely shared some very personal sentiments about his battle with depression. But for the safety of everyone, we must first warn you that this article contains triggering graphic content.
We were very surprised when we stumbled upon his post, and even more surprised for his reasons to share it.
Check it out below:
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(Warning graphic content, content that can trigger those who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses) RARELY do I share personal stuff on my social media accounts but I think its time I talked about this dark period in my life because I know that someone out there is going through the same thing. I want you to know that everybody has issues and sometimes you seeing other people have them will help you cope with your own. Years back I found myself in a place where I only saw one way out. I went through a spiralling journey of Depression and suicidal thoughts. Where everything seemed like nothing matters anymore. Locked myself at home, turned down almost every job that came in and shut myself off from work, friends, family, the world. I am introvert. And as an introverted person I was so used to keeping my thoughts to myself. Even when I wanted to share stuff, I truly didn’t know how to. I didn’t know how to voice out all these feelings and thoughts inside me.So here I am sharing with you guys that even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to “have it all” might be going through their own struggles, fighting their own demons. Please, dont be afraid to reach out to your friends, family, and loved ones. Often times people will brush it off thinking it’s nothing to be concerned about or it’s a small matter. Don’t be scared to voice out what you feel no matter how hard it is. Never lose HOPE. If you arent ready to open up to the people closest to you, you can also reach out and call hopeline
“I think its time I talked about this dark period in my life because I know someone out there is going through the same thing”
It’s one thing to have mental health issues, it’s another thing to open up and share them with the world. Especially since, as a celebrity, the world always has its eyes on you. So we applaud Paulo Avelino’s bravery in sharing his experiences to spread hope for those who are struggling through the same things.
Depression chooses no one.
“Even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to have it all might be going through their own struggles, fighting their own demons.”
So remember to be kind. Because you’ll never know if that smiling face is hiding something else behind it. Because depression chooses no one, even big stars like Paulo Avelino can have mental health issues too.
The most important thing to keep in mind from his message is to not “be afraid to reach out to your friends, family, and loved ones.” Even if all you can say is that you’re not okay, all it takes is the right set of ears to listen. And for those of you who have friends and family who do have mental health issues, it’s important to let them know that you’re always there.
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