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Sofia Andres reveals struggle with anxiety

Sofia Andres undergoes therapy, counselling

Doreen Penilla
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Doreen Penilla

5/31/2018 in News
Sofia Andres reveals struggle with anxiety

"Bagani" actress Sofia Andres took to social media yesterday, May 30, to open up about her ongoing battle with anxiety, and how she tries to overcome it by seeking help from a therapist.

On Twitter, the 19-year-old Star Magic talent posted a series of positive tweets about dealing with mental health.

On Instagram, she posted a more elaborate, uplifting message to everyone who are also experiencing anxiety attacks like her.

"To all the survivors struggling tonight, I see you and your strength, you are not weak. I'm doing this right now because maybe at least it can help my mind to recover from worrying from thinking. Maybe you're crying or sobbing so hard right now and you can barely breathe. You know what? Breathe! You're going to be okay. Breathe, and you know you can survive. It's painful but you can sit with it and eventually they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon. You are not your anxiety."

 

 

to all the survivors struggling tonight, i see you and your strength, you are not weak. i'm doing this right now because maybe at least it can help my mind to recover from worrying from thinking. maybe you're crying or sobbing so hard right now and you can barely breathe. you know what? breathe! you're going to be okay. breathe, and you know you can survive. it's painful but you can sit with it and eventually they will pass. maybe not immediately, but sometime soon. you are not your anxiety. it just takes time and effort to take control of your brain. it's nothing to be ashamed of, but to be honest i was real scared to tell my friends, my loved ones, and my family about the anxiety attacks i have been experiencing. everyone is an individual and everyone gets anxious, just on different levels and to different extents. love yourself be compassionate, give yourself time. welcome it. write about it, laugh, love and realize that you're enough. these past few days i haven't been replying to my friends. the reason behind it is that my brain's a little messed up sometime. what that means in the simplest possible terms, is that a lot of time I feel very, very low. think about bad thoughts and just spend time in bed. i over think things, useless things, that's so unfair right? that's a big part of why I'm trying to become a better person, to control my mind because i love the people in my life and this anxiety makes me treat them like i don't. listen there will be a good days, and there will be bad days that will almost make you feel you want to give up, but hold just hold on, please always try to hold on. you are not crazy, you are fine, i belive you can make it. no matter how hard we try to feel okay, no matter how hard we try to feel happy, no matter how hard we try to make things right, no matter how hard we try to think we are fine. let's not force it, let it process slowly. it is hard to feel the pain, it is hard not to feel okay, yes it is tiring. but these things will help you to be strong. strong enough to forgive, to understand, to love, to respect, to smile genuinely, to live the life to the fullest without hurting anybody. #huaweip20pro #SeeMore #OOO

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Sofia added her tendency to "overthink things, useless things." She related, "That's a big part of why I'm trying to become a better person -- to control my mind because I love the people in my life and this anxiety makes me treat them like I don't."

More importantly, Sofia said that people should not feel defeated by their mental health issues, instead, they should embrace the fact that there will be good and bad days.

"Listen there will be a good days, and there will be bad days that will almost make you feel you want to give up, but hold just hold on, please always try to hold on. You are not crazy, you are fine, I believe you can make it."

Here are more celebrities who talked about mental health awareness:

Vice, inalala kung paano nakabangon mula sa depresyon

Claudine, certified defender ng mental health awareness

Paano nalampasan ni TJ Manotoc ang depression?

Celebrities show support for World Mental Health Day

 

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