Many people have been affected by the global epidemic. And, as much as we enjoy being on social media, it has adverse effects on our mental health. According to the World Health Organization, 3.6 percent of the world’s population suffers from anxiety. Model Bella Hadid has published a series of tearful selfies on mental health and how it has affected her personally.
Bella also uploaded a video of her friend Willow Smith discussing anxiety and how everyone is different in their way.
Bella Hadid then wrote about the terrible reality of social media, “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. 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. Which is all that you can ask of yourself. Anyways. 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.”
In the comments section of Bella Hadid’s Instagram post, her sister Gigi Hadid and her friend Willow Smith expressed their support.