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Yassi Pressman opens up about her mental health struggles following dad’s passing

Yassi Pressman got candid about her mental health journey in an interview with Karen Davila.

Yassi Pressman opens up about her mental health struggles following dad’s passing-Toff C.
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10/16/2022 11:15 AM
Yassi Pressman opens up about her mental health struggles following dad’s passing
Screenshot from Karen Davila YouTube Channel

Yassi Pressman opened up about her mental health struggles following the death of her father. 

In an interview with Karen Davila in her latest YouTube vlog, Yassi shared that the passing of her father in 2020 massively affected her mental health. 

"I always thought that I was a strong woman before. That was the moment talaga na na-rattle ako na di pala ako ganun ka-strong," she confessed.


Yassi, who was the breadwinner of her family, admitted that she felt lost after her dad's demise. 

"Di ko pala kaya kasi I guess you always have to tell yourself keep going, keep pushing and I was pushing for him, my rock, my best friend pero nung nawala siya parang I didn't know who I was, how I would move forward, kung paano  ko matutuloy 'yung ginagawa ko before for the family kasi he was my purpose," she stated. 

Yassi revealed that her mental health struggles also affected her physical health. 

"It got to the point where I was feeling I was having a stroke na because of the stress and tension from within. It started in my stomach and then nagka-cramps po 'yung legs ko,” she stated.

“And then pati 'yung thighs ko and then parang papunta na siya sa chest and fingers. Hindi ko magalaw fingers ko. Halos manigas talaga like my half face," she added.

Yassi said that at that point, she started to address her mental health struggles. 

"I just had to know kung ano 'yung nangyayari sa akin, not to panic more kasi the more you panic lalo pa 'yung lumalala. Sometimes with mental health, the enemy, the struggle is yourself. Now po once I feel it is starting, I wake up my legs, you start getting the blood flowing,” she said.

She went on: “That's why it is all connected, the physical health and the mental health. And I would start walking and breathing deeply para maregulate po 'yung katawan din kasi it is connected also with my mind.”

The actress stressed that her father was her number one support system and that losing him was very tough. 

"My dad was the one who was really there the whole time kaya po 'yung parang losing him was kind of hard... Nandun po kasi siya ever since even in our like roughest times. Never kong naramdaman na may kulang po kahit anong mangyari," she stated. 

Her own mental health journey inspired Yassi to invest in Mind You, a mental health service company that provides affordable mental health consultations online for individuals and employees.

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"For me honestly it was in the middle of the pandemic. It was something so new. Di ko nga alam kung babalik ['yung investment'] pero it was a risk that I wanted to take for the mission,” she said.

“Kung meron pong kahit konti lang na magawa 'yung perang naipon ko po, na maibalik ko naman sa ibang tao, that already means so much to me because I am so blessed and I am so lucky na bakit ako 'yung binigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon to work and provide," she added.

She went on: "And now that my father is gone and the triggered my mental health journey even further. If there was someone who helped me and that was actually also one of our coaches here.”

“And if I could provide this to someone else, save them, or let them go through the week or the month, then it's worth it lahat ng pinaghirapan ko. I was really not thinking of the balik, it was the impact of I guess on the Filipinos we help,” she continued.