• Olivia Culpo got so real about her mental heath and depression in her latest Instagram post.
  • The model said that at one time, she was going through something that “left me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt.”

    Olivia Culpo has had a big year filled with some major ups (she achieved her dream of landing the top spot on Maxim‘s Hot 100 list!) and downs (she broke up with her boyfriend who cheated on her and she had to call out some skeezy married celebs who slid into her DMs.) Now, Olivia is opening up about a struggle she faced a few months ago that left her feeling “mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt.”

    Olivia didn’t specify what exactly she was going through, but she said it took a toll on her physically and added that social media can be a bit deceiving at times. She explained, “I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great.”

    Luckily, Olivia got help and is feeling much healthier now. But since she knows that others can relate to how she felt, she’s sharing her story so others know they can get better too. She added:

    “The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it’s ok to not be ok…I’m sharing this because 1. I want to emphasize what we already know: Instagram is everyone’s best version of themselves and their lives. It can trick us into thinking everything is perfect in other’s worlds. Which is NOT true. We are all more alike than we think, navigating life with similar ups and downs; good times and bad…Hard times happen and the most important part is putting one foot in front of the other, knowing the moment will pass, and being patient with yourself. No filter is going to take away from the normal ups and downs of life that we all have.”

    You can read her full post below:

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    Looking at the difference between these two photos today, and thought it was important to share something with all of you. 2nd photo, a few months ago: I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great. I was going through a difficult situation that left me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt and it had taken its toll physically. The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it’s ok to not be ok. 1st photo is from the other day, and I am looking healthier. I have my appetite back and am treating my body correctly. We’re all too familiar with the “highlight REEL” of Instagram so I wanted to get REAL and tell you it’s not always as amazing as it seems. I’m sharing this because 1. I want to emphasize what we already know: Instagram is everyone’s best version of themselves and their lives. It can trick us into thinking everything is perfect in other’s worlds. Which is NOT true. We are all more alike than we think, navigating life with similar ups and downs; good times and bad. We never really know what someone is going through, so it’s unfair to judge/compare. 2. I hope this helps others who might be going through a hard time and feeling like they need to “have it all together.” Social media can create a crazy amount of pressure to live up to an idealistic standard of “perfection” (which obviously doesn’t exist!). Hard times happen and the most important part is putting one foot in front of the other, knowing the moment will pass, and being patient with yourself. No filter is going to take away from the normal ups and downs of life that we all have. Our imperfections/hardships make us all perfectly relatable, taking this journey through life together. I think the more we understand how connected that makes all of us, the easier and more rewarding this life journey can be. Love you guys!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    If you or someone you know needs help, please text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).


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