Kylie Verzosa opens up about her depression

On Instagram, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa speaks about depression.

BY EDO DARIA

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7/30/2018 11:37 AM
Kylie Verzosa opens up about her depression


Photo credit: @kylieverzosa on IG

 

On her Instagram account, beauty queen Kylie Verzosa opened up about depression, describing it as a ‘known secret.’
 
“I’m going to tell you a known secret. 4 years ago I was diagnosed as clinically depressed. No one knew but my family, and I suffered and survived in silence.” she said.
 

 

I’m going to tell you a known secret. 4 years ago I was diagnosed as clinically depressed. No one knew but my family, and I suffered and survived in silence. When given the opportunity to speak about it, I took it, even when I was discouraged and told to focus on more visible and popular advocacies. This is very personal to me. This is for everyone who’s suffered from depression, mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder or any form of mental illness. You are not alone. I once thought I was crazy, or maybe I still am. Who knows, we all need a bit of insanity to succeed. But it’s okay. Being honest about how you feel doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human. Get help. Speak to someone. Let’s speak up more about mental health, before it’s too late.

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The 26-year-old beauty queen explained why this advocacy is important to her.
 
“When given the opportunity to speak about it, I took it, even when I was discouraged and told to focus on more visible and popular advocacies. This is very personal to me. 
 
Kylie ended the post with a message for those who suffer from mental health conditions.
 
“This is for everyone who’s suffered from depression, mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder or any form of mental illness. You are not alone.
 
“I once thought I was crazy, or maybe I still am. Who knows, we all need a bit of insanity to succeed. But it’s okay. Being honest about how you feel doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human.
 
“Get help. Speak to someone. Let’s speak up more about mental health, before it’s too late.” she said.
 


 
Aside from advocating mental health, Kylie is busy with her acting career, being one of the cast members of Viva Films’ The Bitch Wedding, along with Nathalie Hart, Christine Reyes, Meg Imperial and Roxanne Barcelo.