Bella Hadid Opens Up About Her Mental Health Struggles

In today's society and the age of social media, it can often feel like at every turn you're faced with this concept of "perfection." Perfect bodies, perfect faces, and photos that are entirely designed and edited to promote an unattainable fantasy. It can get so exhausting to get caught up in the world of seemingly infallible models and celebrities that appear to be a different breed of humanity. But, every now and then, a celebrity will come along that's willing to shed a light on reality. To show a side of them that's relatable to so many, and reminds you that we are all people with flaws, struggles, and internal battles. 

The Hadid sisters are quite literally the image of today's beauty standards (via Harper's Bazaar). Women everywhere strive to reach their level of "perfection," but what's truly refreshing about the sisters is their repeated ability to bring themselves back down to earth and show the public a side of them that's a little more relatable. Seeing the glamour and luxurious side of their lives all over social media, you can often forget that they're just people. Bella has opened up in a raw, emotional way about just that.

Bella Hadid explains the post of her crying photos

While the conversation about mental health continues, a big part of the progress of ending the stigma surrounding it has been due to people with a platform or influence opening up about their own struggles. Bella Hadid has always attempted to be an open book about her mental health. Although it has often been met with skepticism, she has attempted to shed a light on her struggle through social media where she once shared a series of photos of herself crying, explaining that social media is never what it seems (via Refinery29).

The supermodel has now opened up again, speaking with WSJ Magazine she revealed how hard it has gotten for her to even get dressed and leave the house. She shared an insight to why she shared the infamous photos of her crying, "I would have really depressive episodes and my mom or my doctor would ask how I was and instead of having to respond in text, I would just send them a photo," Hadid explained. "It was the easiest thing for me to do at the time because I was never able to explain how I was feeling."

Hadid felt it was important for her to share, "To make sure that anybody that was feeling that way knew it was OK to feel that way." She later added, "Walking outside, being able to remember there are so many people going through things and have similar patterns to me, it makes me feel better."