Manny posted an incredibly candid video to his YouTube channel, “We NEED to talk… Im sorry” where he opens up to all that has been going on.
“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.
He explained how he would usually keep these feelings to himself, as he'd prefer his fans to “see a strong person,” but he wanted them to know why he'd been “off” 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."
If you, or someone you know needs help, speak confidentially to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day:
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
Lifeline on 13 11 14.