TULUYAN nang binasag ng young actress na si Nadine Lustre ang ilang araw na pananahimik tungkol sa nabalitang pagpapakamatay ng nakababata niyang kapatid na si Isaiah.
Sa pinakamahabang post na ginawa ni Nadine sa kanyang Instagram account Huwebes ng gabi, inamin nito na maging siya ay nagdaan/nagdadaan din sa depresyon.
“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 Im 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 cuz I am not enough and everything that I do and will do will never be enough. It’s not easy.”
May mga araw daw na kailangan niyang magkunwari at magsuot ng maskara, ngumiti at gawing manhid ang sarili mula sa mga negatibong emosyon na madalas sa hindi, pilit niyang itinatago sa publiko.
“I have already mastered the art of hiding it, I bet, you never even noticed it,” aniya.
At the end of the day, sabi ng singer-actress, “Im thankful that Im blessed to have a strong heart and clear mind. Family who will always be my strength. Friends who will always pull me up. Love who will always guide me.”
Patuloy niya, “If you ever hit rock bottom, dont be ashamed of opening up to your loved ones. If anyone understands and cares about what you’re going through, its them. You are who/what you say you are. If you think you’re weak, you will be weak. If you tell yourself you are not worthy, you will be unworthy.
“But, if you say you’re strong, you will be strong and if you tell yourself you can do it, you can do anything.
“The ONLY validation that you will ever need is one from yourself. If you’re HEARTBROKEN, cry it out, okay.. and then STOP.
“Pick yourself up and dust it off. He/She ain’t the last person on earth. Trust me when I tell you that you will find someone else... meant for you and who will better you. I didn’t believe that before either, but here I am now.
“DONT EVEN think about hurting yourself or taking your life just because you want the pain and sadness to stop.
“ITS OKAY to be sad.
“ITS OKAY to feel pain.
“ITS OKAY to be vulnerable.
“We are made to have emotions.
“Dont be afraid to let it out.”
Payo pa niya sa mga nakararanas o dumadaan sa kaparehong experience, “Before you do something you will regret, think about all the great things that you can do in the future, people you will meet and places you travel to, the lives you will touch.
“I almost did it before and Im so thankful that I didn’t do it, because If I did, I wouldn’t be living the life that I have now.
“Stay with us because life is beautiful.
Gaya ng unang nabalita, kahapon ay 17th birthday sana ni Isaiah, kaya naman sinagad na ni Nadine ang pagpu-post at binati ang kapatid na punumpuno ng emosyon at pasasalamat.
Ibinahagi rin ng aktres ang link ng blog ni Isaiah na naglalaman kung gaano katindi ang kanyang pinagdaanan dahil sa depresyon, pagkawala ng pag-asa sa isang dating minahal at unang pagtatangkang mag-suicide sa pamamagitan ng paglalaslas ng pulso.
Narito ang madamdaming birthday message ni Nadine sa kapatid, “Im so proud of you. Never knew you had such talent with words. Im happy to have read all of your entries and discover that you have such a beautiful mind.
“Excited to read your scripts/stories soon. https://medium.com/isaiahlustre/latest
“I want to thank you for teaching everyone a very important lesson. Thank you for opening my eyes and making me braver.
“I know now that whatever challenge I will have to face, I will be able to pull through because of you. Im gonna miss your face and miss hearing your corny jokes. I wish you stayed with us longer.
“I am keeping my promise and we will still travel the world together. No more crying. Happy Birthday Dude. Joyeux voyage, je t'aime frère.”