Mega star Justin Bieber may not be releasing new music anytime soon, but he’s still having a huge impact on fans. The 25-year-old Canadian is continuing to be open about his struggle with his mental health and recently shared a selfie while attending a therapy session. Captioning the image ‘Therapy session,’ Bieber posted the pic on his Instagram stories, writing “It’s cool to have a healthy mind and emotions.”
It is cool to have a healthy mind and emotions. You know what else is cool? One of the world’s biggest and most influential celebs helping to destigmatize mental health issues. We stan for the Biebs.
With 107 million Instagram followers, Bieber’s message about mental health can have a huge positive impact on young fans who are struggling, helping to erase the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraging others to seek treatment for depression.
The singer has been open about his issues with his mental health, first during an interview in February in Vogue with new wife Hailey Baldwin, when he revealed that he cancelled the final leg of his 2017 Purpose Tour to deal with depression. “I got really depressed on tour. I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time,” said Bieber.
This week’s Therapy Session selfie isn’t the first update Bieber has given fans on his mental health using social media. In March, he asked his followers for ‘thoughts and prayers.’ Sharing a picture of Bieber with manager Scooter Braun and friend Kanye West on March 10, Bieber captioned the black and white pic with, “Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.”
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Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on..
On March 25, Bieber again used his social media to inform fans about his plans to take a break from music until he’s mentally and emotionally ready to return, a mature decision that already shows growth and progress, especially considering the immense amount of pressure on Bieber to continue putting out content and keeping the cashflow coming in for the many people on his payroll. “I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be,” wrote Bieber. “I will come back with a kick a** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable.”
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So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album .. I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour. I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable…. the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so. 👑 but I will come with a vengeance believe that.. (grammar and punctuation will be terrible pretend it’s a text where u just don’t care).
Who cares about grammar when you’ve got swag, and Bieber is the swaggiest.
We love that Bieber is helping to put a face to mental health, reminding people that it can affect anyone, even if you’re young and wealthy with a seemingly ‘perfect’ life. Bieber has amassed millions of fans around the world thanks to his incredible music and now he’s reaching even more people thanks to his honesty and vulnerability.
Team Belieber for life.