Ice Seguerra on how depression kills the soul

Ice Seguerra has battled depression and won.

The singer recently shared how he now feels more alive than ever.

"As someone who has depression and anxiety, that says a lot of things. It means I am finally feeling things. Irritability, sadness - yes. But more than anything, I feel happiness and joy," he wrote on Instagram.

He shared that for the longest time, he has just been cruising "steadily."

"Pero yun lang yun. Steady pero walang passion. Dumating sa point na kahit pagkanta, wala na akong gana. That's a big thing 'coz singing is not just a job; it's how I express myself, how I connect with people, how I heal myself. Singing is my freedom," he related.

"Iyan ang depression. It just doesn't make us sad or lonely. Pinapatay niya kung sino ka and the very thing that make us want to live," he added. 

"So yeah, I was there. But not anymore. For now," was how he put it.

He said that nowadays he's just "enjoying life." 

"Enjoying the big and small things life has to offer. Bumalik ako sa diving (yey), excited to train and hopefully join shooting competitions again, write songs, enjoy conversations with my family and friends, and random people who make sense," he related.

"To sing and play my guitar, to direct films, plays, concerts, and mount events, to create and to produce music, maybe even act again. I can't wait to do these things!"

"After all the things I've been through, I finally know who I am... And I am excited."