By: Raphael Harbor
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Bella Hadid opened up about her mental-health struggles sharing a series of selfies of herself crying.
The 25-year-old supermodel said she "...feel a little less alone" after watching a video of Willow Smith speaking bluntly about her own insecurities. "I Love you and your words.." Hadid wrote in the caption, addressing Willow directly.
She then transcribed Willow's words in the video, writing: "That feeling of thinking that you're good enough or being insecure about your art- is natural- but at the same time, I feel like it's taught. All humans are different, every single human has something so special and unique to offer."
Hadid then shifted to her own personal story, along with several photos of herself in tears.
"This is pretty much my everyday, every night For a few years now," as she continuously wrote on her caption.
"Social media is not real. For anyone struggling , please remember that. Sometimes all you've gotta hear is that you're not alone. So from me to you, you're not alone. 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,"
Hadid went on with her post saying "there is always light at the end of the tunnel," although it's been challenging for her to remember that "it does get better."
"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. Which is all that you can ask of yourself. Anyways," Hadid wrote.
She concluded by saying that it feels "harder and harder to not share my truth".
And finished off the Instagram post by thanking her followers:
"Thank you for seeing me and thank you for listening. I love you."
If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, don't lose hope, there are ways to get help. www.ncmh.gov.ph