Supermodel, Bella Hadid gave fans a glimpse into her battle with mental health issues in a series of tearful selfies shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, November 9.
Writing a lengthy caption, the 25-year-old discussed her own mental health issue after praising Willow Smith for coming out with her mental health issues.
Bella noted that ‘social media is not real’
Bella tagged Willow Smith in the caption:
‘I Love you and your words. It made me feel a little less alone and that’s why I’d like to post this.’
‘Sometimes all you’ve gotta hear is that you’re not alone. So from me to you, you’re not alone,’ she wrote. ‘I love you, I see you, and I hear you. Self help and mental illness/chemical imbalance is not linear and it is almost like a flowing rollercoaster of obstacles… it has its ups and downs , and side to sides.’
‘But I want you to know, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and the rollercoaster always comes to a complete stop at some point.
‘(There is always room for it to start up again, but for me it’s always been nice to know that even if it’s a few days, weeks, or months, it does get better, to some extent, even for a moment.)
‘It took me a long time to get that in my mind , but I’ve had enough breakdowns and burnouts to know this: if you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas , triggers, joys, and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to handle it.
It’s not the first time Bella’s talked about her mental health issues.
In an interview with Vogue published earlier this year, Hadid gave insight into her first few years modeling and public reception to her straight-faced expression.
‘People used to make fun of me and say that I never smiled,’ she said. ‘It was just because I was in a really bad place physically and mentally.’
‘I would cry every single morning, I would cry during my lunch breaks, I would cry before I slept,’ she said.
‘I feel guilty for being able to live this incredible life, have the opportunities that I do, but somehow still be depressed. It doesn’t make sense.’