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Sunshine Dizon opens up about being diagnosed with PTSD, depression, other mental health conditions

By Brooke Villanueva Published Dec 03, 2022 4:41 pm

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of PTSD, depression, panic attacks, and other mental health conditions. 

Sunshine Dizon got real about how she’s been lately, sharing that she has been diagnosed with various mental health conditions.

The actress opened up about her mental health in a social media post on Saturday, Dec. 3. “And since I’m here alone feeling overwhelmed, guess it’s time to admit what I’ve been going through recently,” she began. 

“Diagnosed with PTSD, depression, panic attacks, abandonment issues, and that’s just skimming the surface. I’m on Xanor, Jovia, Rivotril for emergencies, and Stilnox,” she added. 

Sunshine gave an uplifting message to those who are also dealing with mental health problems. “There’s nothing wrong to ask for help. I know it’s very hard to get stuck in your head. But we can do it, baby steps. One day at a time.” 

Her friends in the showbiz industry were quick to give her some love and support during this difficult time. 

“Ga, andito kami. Maraming nagmamahal sayo,” actress Iza Calzado-Wintle wrote in the comment section of her Instagram post

“Oh no, Ate Shine. I’m so sorry to hear this. You are not alone,” said actress Carla Abellana.

“Always here for you, sister,” actress Karylle added. 

If you think you, your friend, or your family member is experiencing mental health problems, you may call the National Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 1553 (Luzon-wide, landline toll-free), 0966-351-4518 or 0917-899-USAP (8727) for Globe/TM users, or 0908-639-2672 for Smart users. It’s offering free, compassionate, and confidential support over the phone 24/7.