Jared Padalecki Overwhelmed By Incredible Fan Support At Comic-Con

Posted: Jul 13 2015, 9:24am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 13 2015, 9:28am CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


Jared Padalecki Overwhelmed by Incredible Fan Support at Comic-Con
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A massive crowd lit candles in support of Padalecki's campaign about mental illness and depression

Jared Padalecki had a very special moment on Sunday when he took the stage alongside “Supernatural” panel at Comic-Con.

The crowd of more than 7,000 people lighted candles for “Gilmore Star” and supported his cause and his brave decision of speaking publically about his battle against depression. They were also holding cards with “Always Keep Fighting” written on them, a phrase used during Padalecki’s campaign.

“This is so touching and humbling and honoring,” the 29-year old Padaleck told the crowd. “I don’t have the proper words to say thank you or how humbled and honored and excited I am and keep it up, guys. Thank y’all so much.”

“It’s stuff that I have dealt with and I’m still dealing with so it means so much to me. I hope fans feel support from me the way I feel support for them…Fight for each other. Love each other. Always keep fighting”

Earlier this year, Padalecki carried out a campaign “To Write Love on her Arms” to help out those who are struggling with depression, addiction or suicidal thoughts.

“I, for a long time, have been passionate about people dealing with mental illness or struggling with depression or addiction or having suicidal thoughts,” Padalecki told Variety. “And I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not being so happy with where I am in life…Maybe a lot of people don’t know this but season 3, we were shooting an episode and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down.”

“A doctor came to set and talked for me about 30 minutes and said: “Jared, I think you are clinically depressed”. And it kind of hit me like a sack of bricks. I was 25 years old. I had my own TV show. I was getting adoration from fans and I was happy with my work, but I couldn’t figure out what it was; it doesn’t always make sense in my point. It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in society that can struggle with depression sometimes.”

“I say constantly there’s no shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday…You might not win every battle. There might be several tough times in any given single day, but hopefully this will help somebody to think, “This isn’t easy; it’s a fight, but I’m going to keep fighting.”

Padalecki also shared a photo on his Twitter account.

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