Celebrities now talk more than ever about their struggles with mental health, self-doubt and a lack of confidence and supermodel Bella Hadid is among those who have spoken out about the issue.

The 25-year-old bravely opened up to her 47.2 million followers on Instagram, saying she cries most days due to her ongoing battle with mental health.

Hadid shared tearful images of herself – one featuring herself what looks to be an IV drip in her arm – accompanied with an empowering quote from actress and singer, Willow Smith, who also shared her experiences of similar struggles.

The model said Smith’s words made her feel “a little less alone”, encouraging her to write a post about her mental health which has now received almost one million likes on Instagram.

Hadid said: “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.”

She encouraged her followers to see “there is always a light at the end of the tunnel” and “it does get better”.

Hadid said: “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.”

She closed her candid post by saying: “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.”

Hadid received an outpouring of support in her comment section, with her sister Gigi Hadid writing “I love you!” and Smith saying “your honesty and tenderness heals so many”.

Hadid has been open about her struggles in mental health in the past, too, saying she feels blessed to have made it out alive of her darkest moments.

In an interview with Vogue, the model said: “People used to make fun of me and say that I never smiled, and it was just because I was in a really bad place physically and mentally.

“I feel blessed that I made it out alive of that mental state that I was in for so many years.”

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