Celebrity Confessions and What you should know about Psychological Health - The Daily Sentry

Celebrity Confessions and What you should know about Psychological Health

Photo credit to the owner

Fortunately, in the recent years, the world has seen a shift in the way people view and talk about psychological health. Discussions about feeling sad, unease, compulsion, and more, have moved from the private to the open circle. That's not only important, but powerful, according to psychological health experts.

Actually, when public figures and celebrities open up about their very own intellectual health battles, it can actually help break down stigma, sparkle significant talks, and even inspire people to seek treatment.

However, some confessions of famous people, mostly young are alarming,for admitting that melancholy has almost driven them to engage in dysregulated behaviors, and, blithely, some of them come to their senses before it’s too late.

Below, we rounded up some celebrities who have spoken genuinely about their own battles with everything from emotional resilience to that feeling of extreme sadness.

Gab Valenciano | Photo credit to Push
1. Gab Valenciano conceded that he attempted to end it all, the first time by slashing his wrists and the subsequent time by hanging on to the balcony of his condominium unit where he lives with his girlfriend.

On his Instagram, Gab wrote, “I post stuff like this not for sympathy but to show that choosing to fight is all we have, so we might as well fight with everything that we’ve got. My heart also goes out to every single person who has supported me through this entire ordeal. Alive to fight another day, alive in every way,”

He also thanked his parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan, whom he described as his pillars of peace, love and strength. 

"Thank you, Mama and Papa, for always being there for me.”, Gab uttered.

Paulo Avelino | Photo credit to Cosmo
2. Paulo Avelino also admitted that persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, almost drove him to end his life, choses to discuss the dark period in his life because he knew that someone out there is going through the same thing.

Paulo recalled the time when he battled with sadness and harmful thoughts and reminded everyone that some people though may look okay may be experiencing their own battles.

“I found myself in a place where I only saw one way out. I went through a spiraling journey of depression and suicidal thoughts…where everything seemed like nothing mattered anymore.”, he said.

He also requests those individuals who are fighting the same battle, to seek for help and asked for guidance to family and friends.

“Please don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends, family and loved ones…don’t be scared to voice out what you feel no matter how hard it is.”,
Paulo said.

Iza Calzado | Photo credit to Interaksyon
3. Iza Calzado laid bare the painful truth of her mother's passing and how she lost her due to sadness and melancholy. The actress clarified that her mom didn't passed away of cancer but succeeded in ending her life after several attempts, an occurrence that caused Iza traumatized maybe forever. 

With this celebrity confessions, psychiatrist/psychologist/life coach Randy Dellosa, explained the reasons why young people lead to trying to end their lives.

Read his full Q and A regarding Psychological and Intellectual Health below:

“It is an alarming trend these days that young people are inflicting injury to themselves or committing su!cide.

“The major culprit for young people to commit su!cide is depr3ssion.

“Depr3ssion is often triggered by stressful or traumatic situations that cause overwhelming hurt, anger, pain, or sadness.

“Some common triggers for depression in young people include bu!lying, school pressure, romantic heartaches, family conflict, or parent-child misunderstandings.

“Some depr3ssed people consider su!cide as the solution to escape from problems and intense negative emotions.

“Sadly, su!cide is a permanent and tragic solution to oftentimes temporary and solvable problems.”

Does social media have anything to do with it?

“Social media can contribute to depr3ssion in a number of ways.

“For one, social media is known to elicit feelings of low self-esteem, especially in young people who are insecure and who tend to compare themselves with others.

“Secondly, social media is often a venue for cyber-bu!lying.

“And thirdly, many young people get add!cted to social media which causes depr3ssion due to disturbed school work, family life, and social relationships.”

What are the signs that a person is grappling with depr3ssion?

“The symptoms of major depr3ssion include a sad or irritable mood, low motivation, reduced sense of enjoyment, changes in the sleep pattern, changes in appetite, low energy level, poor concentration, low self-confidence, negative overthinking, self-injurious behaviors, and su!cidal thoughts or attempts.”

What can help people get out of depr3ssion?

“Regular exercise, balanced diet, sound sleep, positive social interaction, recreational activities, and spiritual activities are all helpful for the depr3ssed person.

“It is important that depr3ssed and su!cidal people seek professional help from a psychiatrist and psychologist.

“A psychiatrist will treat the major depr3ssion medically through anti-depressant medication, while the psychologist will handle the emotional baggage and life concerns that are feeding the depr3ssion.

“With proper treatment, depr3ssed and su!cidal people can actually experience significant improvement within as early as three weeks.

“There truly is much hope and help for people who are depr3ssed and su!cidal to be happy and well again!”

Source: Philstar