News spread too fast nowadays many of us would probably agree with that. This is because of the massive social media that we have and broad internet connection.
Common folks can easily get updates from blogs and news pages. We also have fan channels that we wholeheartedly give our support to our favourite celebrities. The internet gives us the social media world right to our fingers. Celebrity supporters give love and support to their favourite celebrities and also crazy opinions of other people. This is the reason why famous people like showbiz personalities are private when it comes to their personal lives. The social media is very open to judgments and criticisms to the famous personalities.
When we hear that someone loses a family member, it is really tragic. But when you know that it committed suicide it is more tragic and devastating.
Nadine Lustre has been one of the leading celebrities in the showbiz industry and has been successful in her career. She has been in many commercials and projects. She has worked together with her on-screen partner and boyfriend James Reid, where the two have been a wonderful tandem and created a name all over social media and across country.
But recently, Nadine Lustre has been the topic of social media world. The news about her younger brother’s death spread through the internet vastly. Many netizens are now taking about the incident that was really tragic and no one knows why Isaiah Lustre did that to himself. Netizens also noticed something about Nadine on social media. In her twitter and Instagram account, she posted series of photos about Mental Health Day campaign and depression. The first post indicates clearly about depression. The captions says “You are stronger than depression”. Netizens speculated that the message is for her late brother and as well as to those who are struggling in the same situation that it would not happen again to other people. The next twitter post that immediately came to the top trend is a photo of a semicolon and hashtag keep going. It is for people struggling with mental health cases and are encouraged to be like the semicolon to keep going in life. Friends and relatives share the same post showing their support to the Lustre family.
No direct confirmation from the family of Nadine Lustre but authorities confirmed the death of the sixteen years old brother of the actress. Isaiah Lustre was found lifeless on October 8 in their house at Quezon City. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit Chief Supt. Rodelio Marcelo identified the victim as Isaiah Lustre y Paguia, the younger brother of the actress Nadine Lustre. The younger sister of Nadine, Naoemi, was playing games at her iPad tablet inside her bedroom when she heard gunshots coming from their comfort room. She went out of the room to check and saw Isaiah lying in a pool of blood. She called Ezekiel her brother, who sought the assistance of their neighbours. They took Isaiah to the Pacific Global Medical Center and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital by his attending physician Dr. Maria Therese Odilla s. Barasi. The Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) said that they recovered empty shell of a .38 caliber gun at the scene. Out of respect for the family’s wishes the police refused to give any more details about the incident. The Lustre family refused an investigation on the incident since they are convinced that the teenager died by suicide as said by the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD).
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, just like the case of the brother of Nadine, but often begins in adulthood. Depression is now recognized as occurring in children and adolescents, although it sometimes presents with more prominent irritability than low mood. Many chronic mood and anxiety disorders in adults begin as high levels of anxiety in children. It is not just the brother of Nadine Lustre experience depression but also the other people and that other people includes the celebrities that Nadine knew. Let me just share a few.
The Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who has always been transparent to her fans that she updates everyone about what is going on with her life. It is no denying that the actress experience depression as she told her fans about it on social media. Thanks to her honorary sister Judy Ann Santos Agocillo who help her overcome depression. She help the megastar put back the smile in her heart.
The diamond star Maricel Soriano also admitted how she silently fought depression when her mother passed away. When her problem became unbearable she sought professional help. According to the actress she need psychiatric help, she cannot endure it when her mother died. She thinks that she was awake for almost four days. She is not sleeping anymore.
The comedian singer Janno Gibbs experienced depression and admitted it in his interview with GMA 7’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. According to him it was not that serious but enough for him to seek help. He sought professional help plus of course a very big thing that he was lucky because he have a family who supported him, his wife, children and parents. He also shared during the interview that he was doing better after seeking professional help.
Vhong Navarro, ABS-CBN’s comedian, actor, dancer, singer and host admitted being depressed over the incident involving Denice Cornejo, Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz release. The three were involved in Navarro’s alleged mauling but was allowed to bail out. Vhong said that he was very sad that leads to depression. He even cried that night when he received the news and he did even know where the tears come from they just fell. He felt again the fear he experience inside the condominium, the accusations thrown to him, the pointing of gun and the possible harm that he will experience and his family. He took him some time to recover with the help of his friends and family.
Angelica Panganiban, comedian and sexy actress shared in ABS-CBN News that she felt really depressed that she wanted to quit showbiz for good. According to the DZMM “Mismo” anchor Jobert Sucaldito that the actress was really depressed to the point she want to quit showbiz and go to America with her family. As we can remember she already meet her biological father.
Gab Valenciano, the son of Gary Valenciano shared a post on Facebook about his experienced on depression. According to him he was secretly hiding under the umbrella of depression for a good four years, drowning in an industry he was never really accepted in and masking it by going out almost every night and making the worst decisions in life. Typical wild and free synopsis for a teen movie. He added that what people don’t know is the fact that he was suicidal for the first few months. He have just gotten out of a relationship. He was alone and had close to nothing to his name. He felt like nothing made sense anymore. But he stuck with it. He persevered and pushed on. And three years later, he don’t need to point out details on why he is the happiest he have ever been, but that is definitely where he at the moment. He don’t need social media and the approval of people to define his success. Because he believe in a much bigger picture.
It’s Showtime’s host and comedian Vice Ganda, also suffered depression back in 2013. He shared that he was also suicidal when he was just 19 years old. As to what he said in his PEP interview he said that to all children who are going through with something, whatever he was going through with back then and what are the horrible things that they are thinking now he plead not to continue with it. Because God has a bigger plans even bigger to what are we planning. In his interview with ABS-CBN News he shared that he was consumed by his depression that he cannot understand what is happening. He just sleep and when wakes up it is still the same, he is still sad that he can even go to work. He thinks why he felt really terrible and he just always cry. He looked around him and the people are very happy with his success but he is still sad despite his achievements. It even lasted for weeks that he terrible inside and then he realized that the sadness he felt was actually loneliness because he was not with his family. Due to his busy schedule, working so hard for his career to be successful, focusing to his work and being the best of himself he forgot about his own family o the extent that he last time to them.
Everyone is prone to depression weather you are famous or not, just spread awareness that they can overcome it with help of the people they love.