Bella Hadid just shared very a candid Instagram post about mental health: 'You're not alone'

'Not sure why but it feels harder and harder to not share my truth on here. Thank you for seeing me,' the model posted

Bella Hadid
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Though the model's Instagram snaps are chock full of stylish moments—including her recent micro bob and bright red hair—a recent carousel featuring photos of Bella Hadid crying took a far more serious tone. 

Rather than provide fans with a sneak peek at a shoot or campaign, she decided to share a few words about mental health—with a little help from Willow Smith. The model posted an interview of Smith discussing people's insecurities and how everyone is grappling with the same issues. 

After quoting Smith's soundbite in the caption, Hadid took it upon herself to reiterate that selfies and hashtags aren't always what they're cracked up to be.

"Social media is not real. For anyone struggling, please remember that," she wrote. "Sometimes all you’ve gotta hear is that you’re not alone. So from me to you, you’re not alone."

Following Smith's video are selfies of the 25-year-old in tears, a far cry from how fans are accustomed to seeing her. 



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She continues her powerful outpour by stating: "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."

The news comes on the heels of the Zayn Malik fight with Bella's mother, Yolanda, and older sister, Gigi. The alleged altercation took over headlines and supposedly cost Gigi and the One Direction singer their relationship. Undoubtedly, this is news that has affected the whole family. 

Hadid's post, which received over one million likes and positive feedback in the comments, ended with: "Not sure why but it feels harder and harder to not share my truth on here. Thank you for seeing me and thank you for listening. I love you."

We've wondered many a time: "Is Instagram bad for mental health?" Keep in mind that filters and selfies aren't always the real deal. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health due to social media usage or other external factors, reach out to the appropriate services for help.

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