The Reason Why Bella Thorne Deleted Her Tweet About Her Mental Disorder
Bella Thorne is dominating young Hollywood, most recently for her starring role on Freeform’s newest series, Famous in Love. BUT, though she toughs it out on most occasions, looking and acting like a total bad-ass in basically all of her Instagram photos — like the below snapshot on Famous in Love Press Day earlier this week — she’s just like everyone else, living an imperfect life.
That’s why, earlier this month, she tweeted, “Came to the conclusion that I struggle with depression:/ you aren’t alone,” along with a red heart emoji. Unfortunately, that one message led to a bunch of backlash from other Twitter users who were far from okay with her self-diagnosis.
Soon after, she deleted the tweet — and here’s why:
“I took it down because maybe some people were hurt by what I said in some way,” she explained in an interview with Yahoo! Style. “I just wanted to say, ‘You’re not alone.’ The people you think have the most perfect lives, don’t.”
“I wasn’t saying that I clinically went to a doctor,” she continued. “I didn’t know it was a big thing. You can judge me for believing my beliefs. In my family, we never went to doctors growing up. I don’t like medication. I don’t even take birth control. I won’t even take Advil or Tylenol. I power through. I’m all natural.”
“It’s so okay for you to be unhappy, or to think these things,” the 19-year-old added. “You’re only making it more sad the more you don’t talk about it. It’s okay for your mind to naturally wander and for you to be sad. Sometimes, you’re just sad. Your arc in life is to be a happier, better person the more you grow. If you’re shutting yourself off, you’re never just saying it or getting help for yourself in that way.”
The Shake It Up! alum recently admitted that she once suffered from suicidal ideations. “I have had really dark thoughts,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “When I was younger I thought about killing myself; it’s very normal in a way that, if you’re upset with who you are and how your life is going, you could think these things. I want people to know that it’s okay to talk about it. And the more I do it, the more my fans will do it with each other, and with other people in their life.”
Like Bella Thorne, these stars also claim they struggle with depression:
When Miley surprised an Elle reporter after admitting that she struggles with depression, it caused the "Wrecking Ball" singer to open up about the stigma of the mental illness.
"It's more of an issue than people really want to talk about," she revealed. "Because people don't know how to talk about being depressed -- that it's totally okay to feel sad. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed."
The singer then continued, "and every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I'm the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too. So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it -- I can't help it. There's not much that I'm closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don't have to be something they're not or feel like they have to fake happy. There's nothing worse than being fake happy."