MANILA -- Actor-singer Marlo Mortel took to Instagram to reveal that he recently had a mental breakdown.
In an Instagram post over the weekend, Mortel told his fans and followers that he is now on the road to recovery.
"Missed me? I MISSED me. If you saw my latest vlog, I admitted that I suffered anxiety/depression/mental breakdowns in the past weeks. I’m still recovering and slowly healing," Mortel said.
Mortel added that suffering from mental illness is the hardest battle he fought.
"It’s the hardest battle I‘ve ever fought and it’s true that you wouldn’t even notice a person who’s going through that situation. Whenever people ask me how I am, I could easily put on a smile and tell them I’m okay but deep inside I’m dying. I thank my family and friends who stood by me. Most especially GOD who saved me," he added.
In his vlog, Mortel also opened up about his mental health problems as he answered questions from his friends and fans.
"Napagdaanan ko 'yan nitong mga nakaraang linggo. It was very hard. The brain is so powerful. Kailangan mo lang talaga siyang punuin ng positive thoughts, words of God. Isa sa technique ko kapag gulong-gulo na ako at hindi na makagalaw ang katawan ko sa sobrang ninenerbiyos, dahil sa daming iniisip -- ang daming nangyayari sa paligid natin ngayon, it's crazy -- nakikinig ako sa mga inspirational songs," Mortel said.