“Please soldier on and hold tight, because regardless of what you’re going through, life is still worth the fight.”
In 2019, Ice first spoke about his mental health, sharing that he was diagnosed with both depression and anxiety in the early 2000s. He also noted that the condition “kills your passion” and “kills your soul.”
Last October 10, 2021, he released a single titled, “Wag Kang Aalis,” in celebration of World Mental Health Day.
A Closer Look into Depression
While many people may have this idea of depression as being “all sad,” it is more than that. According to the American Psychological Association, depression or major depressive disorder is a serious medical condition with a negative impact on how a person feels, thinks, and acts. It can lead to all sorts of emotional and physical problems, as well as a reduction in one’s ability to function on the daily.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe, including the following: