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Shamaine Buencamino remembers late daughter Julia, calls for end to mental health stigma

Shamaine Buencamino took to social media to remember her daughter Julia, whom she lost to suicide five years ago.

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11/06/2020 02:38 PM
Shamaine Buencamino remembers late daughter Julia, calls for end to mental health stigma
Photo Credit: @shamainebuencamino Instagram

Shamaine Buencamino took to social media to remember her daughter Julia, whom she lost to suicide five years ago. 

On her Instagram page, the veteran actress shared a picture of Julia, her youngest daughter with her husband, Nonie Buencamino. 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I do it because of Julia, my youngest daughter. Depression took her away from us five years ago. She was the one who painted. The one who journaled, wrote poems, sang and danced. The one who laughed out loud and had many many friends. Who would have thought that along with those gifts would be a brain that would cause her so much pain. I do it for her. I do it for all those who are afraid to tell their mothers that they are in pain. Because it’s not true that those left behind will get over it. Because one death by suicide is one too many. Let us create a world where our children can tell us without fear or shame that they have a mental ache. The same way they do when they have a tummy or tooth ache.

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“I do it because of Julia, my youngest daughter,” she wrote in the caption.

“Depression took her away from us five years ago,” she said. “She was the one who painted. The one who journaled, wrote poems, sang and danced. The one who laughed out loud and had many many friends.

“Who would have thought that along with those gifts would be a brain that would cause her so much pain?”

In 2015, the lifeless body of Julia was found dead inside their house in Quezon City from an apparent suicide. She was 15 at the time of her death. 

READ: Shamaine Buencamino recalls daughter’s untimely demise

After she passed away, Shamaine and Nonie launched The Julia Buencamino Project, which aims to help children suffering from mental illness and promote mental health awareness. 

READ: Mag-asawang Nonie at Shamaine Buencamino, boses ng mental health awareness

“I do it for her. I do it for all those who are afraid to tell their mothers that they are in pain,” continued Shamaine. 

 

 

“Because it’s not true that those left behind will get over it. Because one death by suicide is one too many,” she added.

Shamaine ended by sharing her hope that stigma surrounding mental health in children will end.

“Let us create a world where our children can tell us without fear or shame that they have a mental ache. The same way they do when they have a tummy or tooth ache,” she said.