Early November, Paolo Avelino shocked his fans for opening up about his struggles with depression on Instagram. The actor said he has surpassed these challenges and he’s hoping he will not go through them again.
“Well, the biggest factor is time actually. It’s time, this has been several years ago, a long time ago. Actually, it’s a bit awkward to talk about it pero I’ll share eventually,” he said in a report from Pilipino Star Ngayon.
He added that recovery is different for each person and how they would cope with these matters.
“We have experts for that. That’s why I’m also helping Hope Line because these people know what they’re doing,” he explained.
Hope Line is a 24/7 suicide prevention and emotional crisis line.
Paolo opened up about his mental health challenges in hopes of helping those who are experiencing the same.
“Please don’t 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,” he said in an Instagram post.