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Paulo Avelino shares memory of suicide attempt in post about mental health

Actor Paulo Avelino encourages his followers to reach out to their friends if they need to voice out their feelings.

BY ANN MANHIT

FRESH SCOOPS

11/6/2019 11:52 AM
Paulo Avelino shares memory of suicide attempt in post about mental health


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In a post on his Instagram last November 5, Paulo Avelino imparted a message regarding mental health awareness. The actor also revealed through his post about his battle with depression and how he attempted taking his own life in the past. 

"RARELY do I share personal stuff on my social media accounts but I think its time I talked about this dark period in my life because I know that someone out there is going through the same thing. I want you to know that everybody has issues and sometimes you seeing other people have them will help you cope with your own.

"Years back I found myself in a place where I only saw one way out. I went through a spiralling journey of depression and suicidal thoughts. Where everything seemed like nothing matters anymore," he began his message.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The "Goyo" actor admitted that he was an introvert and kept things mostly to himself, and that people who often times looked fine on the outside might have deep thoughts within themselves. 

"Locked myself at home, turned down almost every job that came in and shut myself off from work, friends, family, the world. I am introvert. And as an introverted person I was so used to keeping my thoughts to myself. Even when I wanted to share stuff, I truly didn’t know how to. I didn't know how to voice out all these feelings and thoughts inside me.So here I am sharing with you guys that even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to “have it all” might be going through their own struggles, fighting their own demons," he relayed. 

He then encouraged his followers to seek out friends and loved ones when they feel the need to talk to someone. He also shared the numbers on where to call and get help. 

"Please, dont be afraid to reach out to your friends, family, and loved ones. Often times people will brush it off thinking it's nothing to be concerned about or it's a small matter. Don't be scared to voice out what you feel no matter how hard it is. Never lose HOPE." 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Warning graphic content, content that can trigger those who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses) RARELY do I share personal stuff on my social media accounts but I think its time I talked about this dark period in my life because I know that someone out there is going through the same thing. I want you to know that everybody has issues and sometimes you seeing other people have them will help you cope with your own. Years back I found myself in a place where I only saw one way out. I went through a spiralling journey of Depression and suicidal thoughts. Where everything seemed like nothing matters anymore. Locked myself at home, turned down almost every job that came in and shut myself off from work, friends, family, the world. I am introvert. And as an introverted person I was so used to keeping my thoughts to myself. Even when I wanted to share stuff, I truly didn’t know how to. I didn't know how to voice out all these feelings and thoughts inside me.So here I am sharing with you guys that even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to “have it all” might be going through their own struggles, fighting their own demons. Please, dont be afraid to reach out to your friends, family, and loved ones. Often times people will brush it off thinking it's nothing to be concerned about or it's a small matter. Don't be scared to voice out what you feel no matter how hard it is. Never lose HOPE. If you arent ready to open up to the people closest to you, you can also reach out and call hopeline

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Paulo admitted in August that he lost a friend to suicide and he owes his own life to this person. 

READ: Paulo Avelino, inaming tinangkang magpakamatay dahil sa depresyon

“All those messages and time I selfishly demanded are now regrets and baggages I would carry my whole life. Thank you! I hope you are resting peacefully. I am living because of the hope and wisdom you engraved in me,” he shared.