mental health

Baron Geisler opens up on mental health struggles during lockdown

Baron Geisler recently opened up on his hardships during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The actor shared that being away from his family took a toll on him, making him resort to drinking alcohol again.  In the first episode of Pilipino Star Ngayon’s Mental Wellness webinar series, the 38-year-old revealed that he was stuck …

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‘You are so blessed’: Gary Valenciano encourages son Gab in birthday message

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano took to Instagram today to pen an inspiring birthday message for his son Gab Valenciano.  In his post, Gary reminded his son that God sees his struggles and has chosen him to cope with them. “You’ve already gone through what most would rather not go through. You’ve been hit, you’ve …

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‘Listen in silence, be present’: Gab Valenciano asks followers who know people undergoing depression

Gab Valenciano took to Instagram to share his thoughts on mental health once again.  The dancer and mental health advocate first explained what depression really is.  “It is defined as a severe feeling of despondency and dejection. Despondency is defined as a loss of hope, of courage. Dejection is defined as a state of gloom, …

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‘It’s time we end the stigma’: Maxene Magalona opens up on coping with complex PTSD

For mental health awareness week, Maxene Magalona opened up on her mental health in hopes of ending the stigma around it.  “I’ve always wondered why it’s socially acceptable for people with physical illnesses to go to the hospital or treatment while those with mental health conditions have to hide and pretend like they don’t have …

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Paulo Avelino admits he’s not ready to talk about his mental state

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, …

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‘Never lose hope’: Paulo Avelino’s message to people struggling with depression

Kapamilya actor Paulo Avelino on Tuesday said that it’s about time that he opens up about the dark period in his life — his past battle with depression. Paulo shared on Instagram that several years back, “I found myself in a place where I only saw one way out.” “I went through a spiralling journey …

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‘Choosing to fight is all we have’: Gab Valenciano after being hospitalized

Gab Valenciano took to Instagram to share his thoughts on mental health after a week of hospitalization. Before the incident, the dancer and mental health advocate spoke on CNN about his condition. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression.  According to him, when he started opening up about his condition, people started reaching out …

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