Nadine Lustre gave words of reassurance to those who are struggling with their mental health in the midst of the pandemic.
“Whatever it is that you are going through, always remember that you are going to get through it, no matter what. Just don’t lose hope,” the 26-year-old actress said in a video message in partnership with the organization Mental Health PH.
“Remember that a lot of people love you, a lot of people care about you.”
— MentalHealthPH (@mentalhealthph) July 1, 2020
Lustre has been open about her battle with depression and anxiety, as well as losing her brother Isaiah to suicide last 2017.
“All the feelings that you have, all the emotions that you’re feeling, those are all valid. Don’t be ashamed of it,” she said.
“If you want to talk about something, talk about it with someone who you really trust. It’s good to let it all out and let it go, so that the weight on your shoulders get lifted up.”
Her statement came just days after she called out Jobert Sucaldito for “not seeing the bigger picture” when he spoke before the House of Representatives on Monday as a resource person during the ABS-CBN franchise hearing.
“You’re not seeing the bigger picture, Mr. Sucaldito. It’s messed up how you are completely unashamed of what you said. It’s never okay to push someone to commit suicide,” Lustre said in her Instagram stories.
“I can’t believe you’re using this issue to fight our home network whose only objective is to protect us,” she added.
In a separate post, Lustre said she’s sick and tired of people treating mental health issues like it’s a joke.