Manny MUA Opens Up About Secret Battle with Depression & Anxiety
Manny Gutierrez, known as Manny MUA on YouTube, may seem like he has it all — millions of followers across his social platforms, a successful cosmetics company, tons of friends and so much more. But, as it is with many people, appearing like he’s totally happy 24/7 is only a front he puts on for his Mannyacs. In fact, the 27-year-old has been secretly battling anxiety and depression for quite some time now.
The makeup artist posted an incredibly raw video called “We NEED to talk… Im sorry” on YouTube yesterday where he opens up about dealing with mental illness.
“I’ve had a hard time recently with my battle with anxiety and depression and I’ve just not been in the best place ever,” he said.
Manny explained that he’d usually keep these feelings to himself because he wants his fans to “see a strong person,” but he wanted to let them know what’s been going so they know why he’s been “off” on social media.
“Hey guys just waned to post this video cause it was time for me to open up as Manny not just Manny Mua,” he wrote in the video’s description. “Life is HARD and I want you guys to know that you are not alone. Depression and Anxiety are such REAL problems and those who suffer from them need to find outlets that will help them combat their own thoughts!”
He continued, “I love you all so much and I hope this video about me opening up can help you in any way, even if it’s just to see that just because someone is successful and looks like they have everything they could ever want… doesn’t mean they’re always happy! It’s a constant battle every day, its hard… but we will get through it! I love you.”
We highly recommend watching Manny’s full video above, as it’s a totally real, honest, and heart-wrenching depiction of what battling anxiety and depression is like.