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Darkness despite the shine: 14 stars who were open about their depression

If there is one thing that is clear about depression, then it’s that it does not have a face. Despite the fame and fortune many celebrities enjoy, some continue to be plagued by the mentail illness. Here are some celebrities who have been open about suffering from depression.

Maricel Soriano
“Diamond Star” Maricel Soriano admitted in 2012 that she experienced depression following when her mother left this world. The actress revealed that her illness lasted for two years and prompted her to take a break from her career. She said that she sought professional help for her to overcome it.

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Sharon Cuneta
In 2014, Megastar Sharon Cuneta posted on Facebook about her struggle with depression. She said that fellow actress and good friend Judy Ann Santos helped her get through the toughest years of her life.

Gab Valenciano
Son of artist Gary Valenciano, Gab Valenciano admitted in 2015 that he had suffered from depression. “Masking it (depression) by going out every night was the worst decision of my life,” added. According to him, he has persevered and pushed on and is currently at his happiest.

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Kylie Versoza
In a TV guesting, 2016 Miss International Kylie Versoza opened up about her seven-month struggle with clinical depression. Since then, the actress has been very vocal about mental health issues and became an advocate of mental health awareness.

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Nora Aunor
Superstar Nora Aunor admitted this May that she had suffered from depression despite her fame. The actress said that her illness was triggered by the death of her father. Aunor said that she didn’t want depression to overcome her life because she learned how to be brave when she was only 12 years old.

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Antoinette Taus
Antoinette suffered from this debilitating condition after her mother left this life. She endured the pain for well over three years, finding comfort and support from her family.

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Janno Gibbs
In an episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Janno Gibbs made his battle with depression public. The singer-songwriter said that professional help has allowed him to get back on track.

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Ebe Dancel
Ebe Dancel talked about his experience with depression on social media. The Sugarfree lead singer said, “My doctor once told me, it’s like a fever. Something’s wrong with your body, so you take your meds. I believe her. I’m better because of her.”

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Joy Cancio
The former manager of the Sexbomb girls admitted, in an interview, that she was struck with depression following her arrest and subsequent fall from the showbiz limelight. Being active in church duties gave her a second lease in life.

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Soliman Cruz
In 2012, it reported that actor Soliman Cruz was found wandering the streets. He was suffering from the mental condition for well over a year. She was helped by friends and his psychiatrist wife.

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Jed Madela
Singer Jed Madela also suffers from depression. He admitted that he’s still in the recovery stage – but things have been looking up for him in the present. He also experiences anxiety attacks from time-to-time but he remedies this by avoiding social media.

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Sarah Geronimo
Sarah Geronimo recently went viral when a video of her breaking down in the middle of her concert in Las Vegas was posted on the internet. The singer admitted to have suffered a quarter life crisis in 2013 and is now getting the support that she needs from her boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli.

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Ashley Rivera
Internet celebrity and sexy actress Ashley Rivera made her depression public in an interview on “Tunay na Buhay.” She said that her illness began when she was in a toxic and abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend.

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Nadine Lustre

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Just recently, Nadine Lustre’s brother took his own life. Since then, the actress has opened up about her struggle with the illness on social media saying, “I have days when I have to put a mask on, smiling, numbing myself from negative emotions, too often.”

Source: GMA

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