MANILA – Singer-comedienne K Brosas opened up about her struggles with chronic anxiety disorder in her latest Facebook live video, encouraging those with the same mental illness to seek help.
For nearly seven minutes, the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judge recalled how she found out about her condition, as well as her treatment process.
“Twelve years ago, naging laman po ako ng mga emergency rooms,” she said. “Lahat na ng doktor pinuntahan ko na… wala naman sila sa aking nakitang masama… Kapag inaatake ako disoriented ako, iyak ako nang iyak, nagpa-palpitate ako. Pero again, pag nache-check ako, physically I’m healthy.”
“[Eventually] May doktor na nagbigay sa akin ng gamot, ‘yun pala ito ay pampakalma or downer, doon nawala ang sintomas ko. So sinabi sa akin, ‘I think you need to see a psychiatrist,’” she added. “So ‘yun po ang ginawa ko… so ang sakit ko pala ay meron akong chronic anxiety disorder due to suppressed depression.”
Brosas said she has been taking anti-depressants for years, adding that she is still suffering from the condition. “Actually, sa ‘Showtime’ nga inatake ako recently. Pero dahil may gamot na ako lagi, alam ko na [ang gagawin],” she said.
The comedienne went on to stress the importance of getting professional help for anxiety disorder, saying self-diagnosis and self-medication might make things worse.
“Ang mental health po natin ay importante, hindi lang po ‘yung magpapalaki lang tayo ng abs… Makakayanan niyo ito. Kung malala na po, seek help. Walang masamang humingi ng tulong,” she said.
Brosas shared her live video after she revealed on “Tawag ng Tanghalan” that she is struggling with anxiety disorder.
“Ngayon ko lang ito aaminin sa telebisyon… Meron po akong anxiety disorder for ten years. Alam ko what you’re going through,” she told a contestant who seems to be going through an anxiety attack.