Justin Bieber is asking his fans for help during his struggle with depression, saying he feels ‘super disconnected’. The singer is open about his mental health issues.
The 25-year-old posted a message to his followers on his Instagram page on Saturday night, writing, “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..”
An inside source told E! in February that Bieber is really “battling depression and he’s been having a difficult time. He really wants to get better. He has been seeking all the help he can get”. The source added that Bieber is really relying on the “people that love him most” to get him through this difficult time, including wife Hailey Baldwin, and is “in outpatient therapy and getting help every day.”
Another insider revealed that Hailey is “doing whatever she can to help” the singer, adding, “She’s very involved in his plan of action and making decisions. She’s the rock right now and he goes to her for everything. She listens and is always there for him. Hailey has known about his struggles for a long time. He has dealt with depression before and this is not new to her”. The insider added that she “knows it’s not about her and their marriage is solid.”
Bieber told Vogue in February, “My mom was depressed a lot of my life and my dad has anger issues. Stuff that they passed on that I’m kind of mad they gave me.”
He added, “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed. My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me, that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
Thousands of people responded in the comments, offering Bieber help.