Sofia Andres speaks up on her struggles with anxiety, admits she’s seeking help
She may be famous, but a celebrity like Sofia Andres showed that she is also human — she revealed that she has been suffering from anxiety.
The 19-year-old Kapamilya actress said in a Twitter post yesterday, May 30, that she is battling the disorder. She described that struggling with it is “so bad.”
“[Y]ou guys must do appreciate people around you no matter what,” she advised. “[Y]ou might not need them now but eventually you will.”
To help her with her anxiety battle, Andres has taken measures. She stated that she’s started seeing a therapist and going to counseling. It’s a relief that she is taking such steps, since “[A]nxiety is anxiety, we don’t know when it’s going to attack you,” she said.
“Yes, I am worried. Literally worried,” Andres said of her illness.
She also reached out to “all the survivors” going through the same fight as her. Andres assured them: “You are not your anxiety.”
“[I]t just takes time and effort to take control of your brain,” she said. Andres also stressed that anxiety is “nothing to be ashamed of,” while admitting that she was scared to tell her friends, loved ones and her family about her anxiety attacks.
“[I] over think things, useless things, that’s so unfair right?” Andres said. “[T]hat’s a big part of why I’m trying to become a better person, to control my mind because i love the people in my life and this anxiety makes me treat them like [I] don’t.”
to all the survivors struggling tonight, i see you and your strength, you are not weak. i'm doing this right now because maybe at least it can help my mind to recover from worrying from thinking. maybe you're crying or sobbing so hard right now and you can barely breathe. you know what? breathe! you're going to be okay. breathe, and you know you can survive. it's painful but you can sit with it and eventually they will pass. maybe not immediately, but sometime soon. you are not your anxiety. it just takes time and effort to take control of your brain. it's nothing to be ashamed of, but to be honest i was real scared to tell my friends, my loved ones, and my family about the anxiety attacks i have been experiencing. everyone is an individual and everyone gets anxious, just on different levels and to different extents. love yourself be compassionate, give yourself time. welcome it. write about it, laugh, love and realize that you're enough. these past few days i haven't been replying to my friends. the reason behind it is that my brain's a little messed up sometime. what that means in the simplest possible terms, is that a lot of time I feel very, very low. think about bad thoughts and just spend time in bed. i over think things, useless things, that's so unfair right? that's a big part of why I'm trying to become a better person, to control my mind because i love the people in my life and this anxiety makes me treat them like i don't. listen there will be a good days, and there will be bad days that will almost make you feel you want to give up, but hold just hold on, please always try to hold on. you are not crazy, you are fine, i belive you can make it. no matter how hard we try to feel okay, no matter how hard we try to feel happy, no matter how hard we try to make things right, no matter how hard we try to think we are fine. let's not force it, let it process slowly. it is hard to feel the pain, it is hard not to feel okay, yes it is tiring. but these things will help you to be strong. strong enough to forgive, to understand, to love, to respect, to smile genuinely, to live the life to the fullest without hurting anybody. #huaweip20pro #SeeMore #OOO
To further assure that she is a partner in fighting anxiety, she reminded fans and followers to keep going: “[L]et’s be brave you guys.” JB
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