Professionally, things couldn't be going better for top 25-year-old model Bella Hadid, but her success doesn't protect her from depression. It's not easy to continue giving your best at all times.
For some time now, Bella has been using her celebrity stature to raise awareness about depression, burnout, and mental health in general.
Bella came out and finally expressed her tumultuous battle with her mental health—she often suffers from depression. Hadid speaks out about her suffering and thus takes the taboo out of discussing mental health.
In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Bella speaks about the dark side of her life. She says she is currently doing better.
I have good days too. Today is a good day. My brain fog is better, I don't feel depressed. I don't have as many fears as usual.
But that is no guarantee that she will still feel the same the next day, the 25-year-old explains dejectedly:
Tomorrow I could wake up and the complete opposite could be the case.
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Unbearable and debilitating pain
Bella explains depressive episodes and says that she finds it hard to fight her fears and despairs because she sometimes cannot understand why it's happening. With a brave heart, Bella explains she has been battling it for the past three years.
Bella defends her social media photos she posted of herself crying, explaining:
That post made me less lonely.
The supermodel adds:
I was just in unbearable and debilitating mental and physical pain, and I didn't know why.
To show other people who feel the same way that they are not alone, the 25-year-old shares selfies of herself during her relapses. She wants everyone to know that it's okay to feel this way.