Bachelor Nation's Demi Burnett Opens Up About Her Mental Health

When you tune in to "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," or "Bachelor In Paradise," it's hard to ignore the idyllic glamour on the screen. Gorgeous men and women who are cast on the show dress in polished suits and beautiful gowns while enjoying luxurious settings, delicious wine and cocktails, and the company of other beautiful people as they compete with each other for a chance at true love. At first glance, it's difficult to imagine that the cast members face any real struggles when the camera stops rolling. One "Bachelor In Paradise" star, Demi Burnett, recently opened up about her mental health struggles, though, reminding viewers that it's not always glitz and glamour in Bachelor Nation.

Burnett, 26, made Bachelor Nation history when she became the first cast member to enter a same-sex relationship during her appearance on "Bachelor In Paradise," (via Parade). The reality television star had previously appeared on Season 26 of "The Bachelor" with Colton Underwood. Coming out as bisexual, Burnett's appearance gave a much needed breath of fresh air to the show. Burnett found love with fellow cast member Kristian Haggerty, but the pair eventually split. When she returned to "Bachelor In Paradise" for a second season, Burnett was shown in a much more negative light and left without finding love.

According to People, Burnett is currently single and she prefers it that way. After sharing some thoughts about her mental health with fans and followers, she's chosen to work on herself.

Demi Burnett said she's gone through 'multiple mental breakdowns'

On Sunday, January 2nd, Bachelor Nation star Demi Burnett opened up with full honesty on social media about her mental health struggles (via People). In a lengthy post, Burnett talked about having "multiple mental breakdowns," as well as her newly sober lifestyle. She wrote "This is gunna be the hardest thing to ever post and I'm so embarrassed but imma be real. My ego is livid. Happy New Year this is me 24/7 I'm not doing anything to envy I'm not 'happy' I'm not social. I'm constantly thinking and crying and trying to figure everything out. Countless hours blaming myself for everything that's caused pain. I haven't had a sip of alcohol in 5 months. I'm talking to a psychiatrist on Monday. I'm having an emotional breakdown every few hours. I'm feeling pretty s—/overwhelmed most of the time."

Burnett went on to say that she's seeking help from a psychiatrist and that she looks forward to growing and improving over the next year. She also says that she plans to stay single so that she can stay true to herself. "No more camouflage," she wrote in the post. Tons of supportive messages poured in from fans and friends hoping to see Burnett in a better place. While we may not see Burnett on the small screen again anytime soon, it's good to know that the reality television star is seeking out the help that she needs.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.