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.
- Being 'authentic' on social media is best mental health, according to new study
- Self-care day ideas for a perfect day totally dedicated to YOU
- The best meditation apps that will help you de-stress fast
Bella Hadid crying on Instagram: What did she post?
A photo posted by on
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.
Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
I am blush *obsessed* and this easy multi-use pick always gets me compliments
As a self-proclaimed blush connoisseur, I swear by ILIA's cheek and lip stick and hopefully, when my work is done, you will too.
By Naomi Jamieson Published
Emma Chamberlain just debuted the ultimate sexy chic updo—and the wispy look is perfect for fall
If you've been looking for a new, signature hair look for fall, Emma Chamberlain may have just come *through* for you...
By Naomi Jamieson Published