Hailey Bieber opens up about mental health struggles: "You just have to be honest that life sucks sometimes"
The 22-year-old model said that she commends anyone who can be open about their anxiety issues and has even hinted that she is trying to be more like them
Hailey Bieber will soon be opening up more to her fans about mental health. In an interview recently, the 22-year-old model said that she commends anyone who can be open about their anxiety and has even hinted that she is trying to be more like them. She said in the interview: "We all struggle with it. People look at celebrities who are famous or successful and think they have it all together. Like, they have such an insane career, or they make so much money, that they should be happy. But it's really kind of the opposite."
Hailey revealed to Glamour that she used to pretend everything was OK. She said: "People would ask me, 'How are you?' and I'd be like, 'I'm fine; I'm good'. But really I'd be crying in my hotel room all night. You just have to be honest that life sucks sometimes. It's hard. Things are difficult. I just think the more we are open about it, the more we can help people find solutions."
The model has also said that she tries to think of all the things that are working well for her when she is struggling. Hailey revealed: "I look at the people in my life. I look at the relationships I have. I look at, like, the things that are positive and try to remind myself of them. Like, I love my parents. I have great friends. I have an amazing husband."
She continued: "Everybody has things that are going bad in their life – no matter who you are or what is going on. There are always going to be things that bother you, or that you struggle with, that are never going to go away. And instead of focusing on those things, I try to flip the thought and focus on the other stuff. Like, I know I'm in a good spot in life. My family loves me. You've just got to flip the thought."
Another tool she said she uses to cope with her anxiety is meditation. Hailey said she picked up the calming practice after she read Dr. Dan Siegel's book 'Mindsight' during what had been a "really, really bad" case of anxiety and insomnia. She said: "I believe so strongly in therapy, meditation, and faith – believing in something. That's always the answer to me before anything else."
Both she and her husband have started being more and more open about their struggles with mental health. In an Instagram post that she put up at the beginning of last year, Hailey shared all her anxieties and insecurities with fans.
She wrote: "I'm fragile, I'm hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough. Every single day is a confidence battle for me."