In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mirror Mirror star reflected on her past struggles with mental health. Collins stressed the importance of practising self-acceptance and self-care – addressing her younger self; she shared a picture of herself from her 20s.
Her lengthy caption began saying that she was a happy, confident girl on the surface, but she was struggling with so much insecurity and doubt within – throughout her late teens and into her twenties, speaking out about her internal struggle with family, relationships, eating disorders and overall uncertainty felt really difficult.
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On the surface, this was a happy, confident girl. On the inside, I was struggling with so much insecurity and doubt within myself. At this age throughout my late teens and into my twenties, it felt really difficult to speak out about my internal struggles — with family, with relationships, eating disorders and overall uncertainty. But these are topics that should never be taboo, and we shouldn’t be afraid to speak to each other about them. We’re here to get each other through these moments not judge one another for having them. So if I could remind that younger me of one thing it would be that I’m never alone. We’re never alone. We need to lean on good friends and family, focus on the positives, and try our hardest not compare ourselves to others. I’m the only person who can be me. I should love myself as I am. Believe me, I know this isn’t easy and right now it may be even harder as we’re forced to face even our darkest shadows. But let’s give ourselves and each other a little boost of encouragement this week and everyday moving forward and try our hardest not to judge one another too harshly. Self care is not selfish. It’s self love. #mentalhealthawarenessweek…
She continued that these topics should never be taboo and that everyone shouldn’t be afraid to speak to each other about them since instead of judging one another, everyone’s here to get each other through these moments, and if she could remind the younger her of one thing, it would be that she’s never alone.
She added, stressing the importance of having a support system, that everyone needs to lean on family and friends, focus on the positives, and try his/her hardest to not compare his/herself to others – you are the only person who can be you and you should love yourself as you are.
In conclusion, Collins reminded fans going through the same struggle that while facing the “darkest shadows” isn’t easy, it’s important to just keep going.
Collins revealed that she had suffered from an eating disorder back in 2017. She said that she used to see healthy as the image of what she though perfect looked like – but now, being healthy is how strong she feels, and it’s a beautiful change.
She added that she loves her shape today and that her body is the shape it is for it holds her heart. She portrayed a young woman battling anorexia in the film To The Bone later that year.- Advertisement -
While preparing for the film, she was able to gather facts about eating disorders from professionals although she was in recovery for several years before the movie. For her, it was a new form of recovery since she got to experience it as her character, Ellen, but also as Lily. She recalled feeling terrified that doing the movie would take her backwards – she had to remind herself that they hired her to tell a story and not to be a certain weight. She then shared that in the end, it was a gift to be able to step back into the shoes she had once worn, but from a more mature place.
As reported earlier, Scott Disick is seeking help in rehab due to mental health problems.