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Gab Valenciano discharged from hospital, thanks dad Gary and mom Angeli

/ 06:10 PM October 31, 2019
Gab Valenciano

Gab Valenciano with parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan. Image: Instagram/@gabvalenciano

Gab Valenciano got discharged from the hospital last Tuesday, Oct. 29, after a six-day confinement. “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano’s son updated his followers of his state after his hospitalization, which he posted about on Instagram, Oct. 25.

“Alive to fight another day, alive in every single way,” Gab said in his post, Tuesday. He can be seen lying down with a smile on his face and a thumbs up.

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“Here’s a thumbs up to all those fighting these invisible wars on a daily basis, and to those who support our cause,” Gab said. “We are all subject to mental vulnerability, no exemptions.”

Gab also talked about the importance of understanding people who are experiencing mental health problems.

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“To understand mental health you must try to understand people on a different level, which is close to impossible as we are all made differently,” he said.

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After six long days, I am finally out of the hospital. To understand mental health you must try to understand people on a different level, which is close to impossible as we are all made differently. But that is what makes life so fragile, so vulnerable, beautiful even. The divergence, the fight, the battle and the will to continue on. Remember, you don’t need to be mentally ill to advocate mental health. We are all subject to mental vulnerability, no exemptions. Your circle will help define the details of your path, so choose them wisely. Here’s a thumbs up to all those fighting these invisible wars on a daily basis, and to those who support our cause. I post stuff like this not for sympathy, but to show that choosing to fight is all we have, so might as well fight with everything we’ve got. My heart also goes out to every single person who has supported me through this entire ordeal. Alive to fight another day, alive in every single way.

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On an earlier post, Oct. 25, Gab can be seen lying in a hospital bed with his parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan. He thanked them for being present while he was suffering from mental health-related concerns. He called them his “pillars of peace, love and strength.”

“I know it’s not easy having a son with my condition, but one call and you both are there,” Gab said.

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My pillars of peace, love and strength. Thank you Mama and Papa for always being there for me. I know it’s not easy having a son with my condition, but one call and you both are there. There are no words, really. Yes, I have A LOT to reconstruct in my character, my habits and life in general, but you’ve always been there to guide me no matter what. The best parts of myself consist of your unconditional love. I love you both so very much. I pray that one day I could be just like you to my children and that in the near future, it will be my turn to take care of you.

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Gab has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder about two years ago, said his brother Paolo in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal earlier this month. Gab himself admitted in a televised interview with Christine Jacob via CNN Philippines recently that he indeed has the condition, aside from clinical depression. He is a vocal mental health advocate and encourages people with the same concerns to see mental health specialists, to break the stigma on seeking professional help. JB

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