Ice Seguerra opens up about his battle with depression

Ice Seguerra reveals he sought professional help again after his condition started affecting his relationship and work.

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10/2/2019 2:18 PM
Ice Seguerra opens up about his battle with depression


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Ice Seguerra opened up about his battle with depression. In an Instagram post, the singer revealed that after he resigned from his government post last year, his depression was triggered. It can be recalled that Ice quit as youth commission chair effective April 2018 and returned to show business. 

The singer admitted that he felt "lost" when he came back to the music industry.

"My latest trigger was my short stint sa government coz everything changed and it got worse when I resigned and went back to the industry I thought I knew. Suddenly, I felt like an outsider. Parang first timer na I had to navigate my way through things again. I felt lost and displaced," Ice revealed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety since the early 2000's. Did some therapy back then but I stopped taking my meds and hindi na ako nagpakita sa doctor ko (bad move). Mula noon, I just lived with it. It's like a cloud hovering, hindi mo alam kung kelan ka tatamaan. There are days na ok lang, kaya kong dalhin. Pero may mga araw din na gusto mo na lang matapos lahat, kasi pagod ka na. My latest trigger was my short stint sa government coz everything changed and it got worse when I resigned and went back to the industry I thought I knew. Suddenly, I felt like an outsider. Parang first timer na I had to navigate my way through things again. I felt lost and displaced. For the longest time, I wasn't really feeling anything. I was numb. The things that would normally make me happy or excite me, wala akong pakiramdam. I decided to see my doctor again when it started affecting my work and my relationship. I'm already introverted but at the height of my depression, i just wanted to be alone. Not get out of bed. No strength to get out of the room. Ayokong makakita ng tao. If I have work, kumakanta ako pero wala akong nararamdamang kaba, lungkot o saya. Walang empathy. Walang passion. Wala. Kumanta LANG ako. When it started to affect my relationship with Liza and other people I love, I knew I needed professional help. Bumalik ako sa doctor ko early this year and I'm glad I went back to her. I'm starting to feel things again. Mas na eexcite na ako ulit about life. Yes, there are moments na I feel sad but mas madalas na nakakaramdam ako ng saya. I have a strong support group and right now, I'm just happy to feel things again. 😀

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He remarked that for a time, he was feeling "numb." He confessed, "The things that would normally make me happy or excite me, wala akong pakiramdam."

That's the time he decided to see his doctor again. Ice shared that he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in early 2000's but he stopped taking his medications and seeing his doctors back then. Ice shared that he decided to see his doctor again when his condition started affecting his work and relationship. 

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"I'm already introverted but at the height of my depression, I just wanted to be alone. Not get out of bed. No strength to get out of the room. Ayokong makakita ng tao. If I have work, kumakanta ako pero wala akong nararamdamang kaba, lungkot o saya. Walang empathy. Walang passion. Wala. Kumanta lang ako. When it started to affect my relationship with Liza and other people I love, I knew I needed professional help," he stated.

According to Ice, he's feeling better now after seeking help from his doctor.

"Bumalik ako sa doctor ko early this year and I'm glad I went back to her. I'm starting to feel things again. Mas na eexcite na ako ulit about life. Yes, there are moments na I feel sad but mas madalas na nakakaramdam ako ng saya. I have a strong support group and right now, I'm just happy to feel things again," he said.