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American model Olivia Culpo opens up about her struggle with depression

American model Olivia Culpo Photograph:( Instagram )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 13, 2019, 10.10 AM (IST)

Adding to the list of celebrities who have opened up about their struggles with depression is American model Olivia Culpo.

Culpo penned a heartfelt post on Instagram, in which she described how she has battled depression. 

"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," wrote Culpo.

She further explained that she "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."

The 27-year-old model went on to detail the harsh realities of social media, where, she believes, everyone is pretentious about their lives.


This is not the first time a celebrity has opened up about their struggle with mental health on social media.

Back home in India, comedian Tanmay Bhatt recently posted a video on Instagram revealing that he is clinically depressed. 

Actress Deepika Padukone too has spoken up about her battle with depression and anxiety. She also runs a non-profit organisation called 'The Live Love Laugh Foundation' that is dedicated to raising awareness about these issues.