Moira Dela Torre appeals to those who suffer from mental health problems: Seek professional help
INQUIRER.net / 09:10 PM June 02, 2021
While the Mental Health Awareness Month of May just ended, singer Moira Dela Torre still felt it important to speak up by encouraging those with mental health problems to take better care of themselves.
“Depression & anxiety– these DON’T define you,” she said via her Instagram page yesterday, June 1.“You’re just passing through a challenging season, but that’s all it ever will be, a season. Some seasons feel short, some feel too long. But all seasons pass.”
The singer thinks there are more ways of addressing mental health problems and one should not think that being in a depressed phase is forever. She encourages positivity and looking forward to the future.
“Sometimes we stay thinking this is all there is for us. But if you keep walking, you’ll see that there are beautiful plans for you. Plans we may not understand at the moment, but they are meant to prosper you, give you hope [and] a future,” she added. “So don’t be afraid to hope again because our Hope has come. You are stronger [and] braver than you think.”
More importantly, Dela Torre urged those suffering from mental health issues to be brave enough to seek counseling.
“Don’t be afraid to seek counsel or to get therapy. Opening up helps too,” she appealed. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s helped me a lot to know it’s okay not to be okay. You’re not alone.” JB