Nadine Lustre on Her Suicidal Thoughts: “I’m thankful I didn’t do it”

  • October 13, 2017

While everyone of us has our own share of bad days, some people have it worse. Some suffer from a kind of sadness that you can’t shake off, a kind of misery with no explanation, and no amount of sleep or rest can make it go away.  Depression is a serious illness, and needs professional assistance to be able to manage. But sometimes, just knowing that someone is going through the same struggle is comforting and makes you feel like you’re not entirely alone.

Despite her 16-year-old brother’s death, Nadine Lustre, instead of seeking for sympathy, used this challenging time  instead to motivate other people to keep going and even bravely shared her own struggles.

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We may always see Nadine with her big, infectious smile but it should be noted that what we see on our screens isn’t everything. Nadine isn’t just an actress or celebrity, she’s a human being who has her own battles of insecurities and severe sadness.

The 22-year-old actress shared: “It may come as a surprise to you but I have struggled with depression way back and still am to this day. I have days where I’m just sitting in the tub, asking myself a lot of questions, confused. I felt like I was just looking in someone else’s life through a window. Feeling bad cause I am not enough and everything that I do and will do will never be enough. Its not easy.”

“I have days when I have to put a mask on, smiling, numbing myself from negative emotions, too often I have already mastered the art of hiding it, I bet, you never even noticed it,” she bravely shared, probably pertaining to days she feels depressed but had to go to work and act okay.

Nadine also shared that she also thought about ending her life but is “thankful I didn’t do it”.

She also gave inspirational words on how to handle the hard times. “It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to feel pain. It’s okay to be vulnerable. We are made to have emotions. Don’t be afraid to let it out.”

She ended her lengthy message with a simple invitation: “Stay with us because life is beautiful.”

Nadine’s brother suffered from depression, too and took his own life days ago. While the past few days were surely unbelievably hard for the actress, she’s still looking out for other people and helping them overcome their own sadness.

Your resilience is truly inspirational, Nadine.

If you’re suffering from crisis or depression and have no one to talk to, you may call this 24/7 depression and suicide prevention hotline: 804-4673 (HOPE)

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