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Gab Valenciano gets hospitalized, encourages support for mentally ill people

Fans flooded the Instagram page of performer Gab Valenciano with prayers and well wishes after he was hospitalized over the weekend.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

10/30/2019 2:23 PM
Gab Valenciano gets hospitalized, encourages support for mentally ill people


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Fans of Gab Valenciano flooded the performer's Instagram page with prayers and well-wishes after he was once again hospitalized this past week.

On Instagram on Saturday, Gab posted a photo of him at the hospital with parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan.

 

 

"My pillars of peace, love and strength. Thank you Mama and Papa for always being there for me," he wrote as caption.

"I know it’s not easy having a son with my condition, but one call and you both are there. There are no words, really. Yes, I have A LOT to reconstruct in my character, my habits and life in general, but you’ve always been there to guide me no matter what. The best parts of myself consist of your unconditional love. I love you both so very much. I pray that one day I could be just like you to my children and that in the near future, it will be my turn to take care of you."

In a follow-up post on Tuesday, Gab shared that he had been dismissed after six long days at the hospital.

He also publicly expressed his support for people like him who "are fighting invisible wars on a daily basis", and encouraged others to do just the same, as "we are all subject to mental vulnerability, no exemptions".

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After six long days, I am finally out of the hospital. To understand mental health you must try to understand people on a different level, which is close to impossible as we are all made differently. But that is what makes life so fragile, so vulnerable, beautiful even. The divergence, the fight, the battle and the will to continue on. Remember, you don’t need to be mentally ill to advocate mental health. We are all subject to mental vulnerability, no exemptions. Your circle will help define the details of your path, so choose them wisely. Here’s a thumbs up to all those fighting these invisible wars on a daily basis, and to those who support our cause. I post stuff like this not for sympathy, but to show that choosing to fight is all we have, so might as well fight with everything we’ve got. My heart also goes out to every single person who has supported me through this entire ordeal. Alive to fight another day, alive in every single way.

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"To understand mental health you must try to understand people on a different level, which is close to impossible as we are all made differently. But that is what makes life so fragile, so vulnerable, beautiful even. The divergence, the fight, the battle and the will to continue on," he said.

"Here’s a thumbs up to all those fighting these invisible wars on a daily basis, and to those who support our cause. I post stuff like this not for sympathy, but to show that choosing to fight is all we have, so might as well fight with everything we’ve got. My heart also goes out to every single person who has supported me through this entire ordeal. Alive to fight another day, alive in every single way," he added.

In a recent interview with CNN Philippines, Gab revealed that he has been living with bipolar disorder, a mental condition that causes dramatic mood shifts, and clinical depression for more than a year now.

"I isolated myself and kept it all in until one day it just exploded," said Gab, who revealed that he had suicidal thoughts just in January this year. "And so that is why I am very open about it now because I do not want anybody to have to go through that."