For the first time, young star Julia Barretto talked about “suffering from anxiety” in the past five years.
The 23-year-old actress opened up about it in a video uploaded on the YouTube account of her sister, Claudia.
“It’s such a sensitive topic. It’s like a part of me that absolutely nobody knows about… I do suffer from anxiety,” she said.
There are things that trigger it.
“I don’t know it’s just one day you get it,” she related. “When I get attacks, I can’t move. I can’t talk. I’m always just staring and I’m not aware anymore of like what I’m doing or like what others are doing. It’s like I am under this really, really dark cloud.”
“People try to talk to me or talk me out of it. When they ask me what’s happening, it’s like my tongue can’t move. And it makes me so frustrated because you know when you’re trying to get a word out, even just one word, it won’t come out,” she added.
On a lighter note, Julia said that she has learned that dealing with it is also a “process of getting to know yourself.”
“I think I’ve grown a lot of awareness already of what happens to me when I’m getting an attack. I’ve seen a life coach, I’ve attended groups where they talk about anxiety and they teach you how to deal with it. You also have to help yourself try to find out what works for you.”