Friday, October 23, 2015

Shamaine Buencamino shares psychological autopsy of daughter Julia

Veteran actress Shamaine Buencamino on Friday revealed what their family have learned after their first "psychological autopsy" on the demise of her daughter Julia Buencamino.

"Yesterday we had our first psychological autopsy session with a psychiatrist. And we learned that Julia had both high IQ and EQ. That's why she was able to hide what she was going through for three years. That's why the illness is called an 'invisible war.'" she said in a Facebook post.

Julia died last July 7 due to an apparent suicide. In a statement following their daughter's death, Shamaine and husband, also renowned actor Nonie Buencamino appealed for privacy and requested to mourn Julia's passing in peace and quiet.

Shamaine shared what Julia had to go through before she took her life.

"She suffered so much but being young, she didn't want to be perceived as 'broken' and she thought she could cope on her own. She saved three of her friends from taking their lives but she couldn't save herself."

She also added she posted her post publicly to encourage others who are experiencing depression to seek help.

"I am posting this to encourage her friends, specially the teenagers, please ask for help. Ask for help from your parents! We can not read your minds. But know that as parents we will do everything in our capacity to help and we won't love you less. It is not just teenage angst!"

Julia last appeared in ABS-CBN show "Oh My G!" starring Janella Salvador.

[Photo: Julia's Instagram account]

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