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Local Actress Reveals Suicide Attempts; Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

“This is the false reality that I created to make it look like I’m happy and have a perfect life.”

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TW: The following article discusses self-harm and suicide. 
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Local actress Janna Nick, known for her roles in television films such as Syurga Nur, Kau Aku Kita, Suami Tanpa Cinta and My Coffee Prince, is human too, guys. Recently, Janna – whose real name is Nurul Jannah binti Muner – shocked netizens when she recorded herself driving while crying. From the video, it was understood that she was stressed and had emotional discomfort after being drained from work.

 

 

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Following that video, Janna opened up about the fact that she suffers from bipolar. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behaviour. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish.  As a result, Janna decided to take a break from social media. The 26-year-old went on to say that she would occasionally hear voices in her head, but assumed that it was a common experience. It’s when she started taking antidepressants that she realized these occurrences were not normal.

 

“Imagine when I’m alone, not doing anything, but there are 5,6 voices in my head giving me ideas for work. This is the false reality that I created to make it look like I’m happy and have a perfect life”

 

 

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If that wasn’t shocking enough, the ‘Mungkin Saja’ singer went on to reveal that she had tried to end her life, once when she was 14  and then again the year after. After opening up about her struggles, her Instagram post got a ton of support from her followers. Her artist friends showed up, giving her motivation to keep moving forward.

 

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The ‘Marry Me Senorita’ star added, despite being exhausted with work, she forces herself to continue in order to put food on the table for her and her family. Janna emphasized that she just wants a normal life like everyone else where she can rest and spend time on herself, but unfortunately, she can’t live that dream since her life is ‘controlled’ by her busy career. However, she has pledged that she will try to heal.

 

If you’re feeling under the weather or are struggling, speak to someone you trust. The BefriendersKL hotline, +603-76272929, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your struggles, your fears, and your problems; share them, validate them and heal from them. Together, we can address mental health problems in our community.

*Cover image credit: @jannanick

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