Zoella Raises Awareness For Mental Health In New Instagram

Zoella Raises Awareness For Mental Health In New Instagram

Mental Health is something celebrities aren’t being quiet about and Zoella is one of them.

The social star and lifestyle guru opened up in a powerful new Instagram about her own struggle.

“It’s #mentalhealthawareness week and if you’re a new follower of mine, you might not know how close to my heart mental health is, and as I now have 11 million followers over here (thank you btw, how effing cool) I thought it was important for me to share a little bit of my journey with mental health in the hope that it might educate, inspire or encourage some of you.”

“I’ve had anxiety & panic attacks through my later teen years right up until today. That’s my entire adult life so far. That’s a long time,” Zoella writes. “Long enough at one point for me to start living my life according to my anxiety and for it to have felt so huge, and to have consumed 99% of every thought of every day (which let me tell you, is exhausting) that I didn’t think there was an alternative. I thought I had to settle and learn to deal with it.”

She also shares about how she took control of her anxiety and living life for herself instead of the other way around — and wants all her followers who might struggle themselves, to know that they’re not alone.

“Nothing worth doing comes easy,’ Zoella says. “There will be mountains to climb and rivers to cross but you can do it. The hardest part is starting the journey, especially when you feel so isolated, alone & at a complete loss…but you aren’t alone. Everyone has something they could work on, even that person you know who looks like they have the perfect life, even THEY have something.”

She added, “Take control of your mental health, don’t let it control you.”

Read her full post on Instagram now!

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