Julia Barretto opens up about her struggles with anxiety disorder

  • Julia Barretto revealed that she has been dealing with anxiety disorder for five years now in a podcast with her younger sister Claudia
  • The actress described her experience as being in a dark place every time she gets anxiety attacks
  • She also said she had sought professional help and kept looking for ways to help herself deal with her mental health condition

Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto admitted that she has been with anxiety dis0rder for five year now.

Image capture via MINDGAMES By Claudia | Youtube video

In a podcast she had with her younger sister Claudia, the 23-year-old actress revealed her experience every time she experiences anxiety attacks and the steps she has been taking in order to help herself manage her mental health condition.

“It’s such a sensitive topic, and it’s like a part of me that really absolutely nobody knows about,” she said. “I do suffer from it… anxiety. It’s something that I have suffered with for five years now.”

She continued, “I think there are certain things that really hit it or, like, triggered it. It’s just, like, one day you get it. The first few days, the first time you get it, you don’t understand. It makes you so frustrated. Like, ‘What’s going on with me? I don’t know what’s happening.’”

Julia also described her experience as being in a dark place the moment her mental condition strikes.

“When I get attacks, I can’t move, I can’t talk. I’m always just staring, and I’m not aware anymore what I’m doing, or, like, what others are doing. It’s like I’m under this really, really dark cloud. People try to talk to me, talk me out of it. When they ask me what’s happening, what’s wrong, it’s like my tongue can’t move,” she said.

“I really can’t, and it makes me so frustrated, because you’re trying to get a word out, even just one word, and it won’t come out,” the actress explained.

Julia said she had sought professional help and looked for ways to help herself deal with her mental health condition.

“I’ve seen a life coach, I’ve attended an anxiety… you know, those groups when they talk about anxiety and then they teach you how to deal with it and stuff like that?” Julia said.

“You also have to help yourself try to find out what works for you. I’ve also just been blessed that I’ve been surrounded by people who totally know how to deal with me when I get an attack,” she added.

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